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Social prescribing is a key component of Universal Personalised Care. It is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing.
In social prescribing, local agencies such as local charities, social care and health services refer people to a social prescribing link worker. Social prescribing link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me?’ to coproduce a simple personalised care and support plan, and support people to take control of their health and wellbeing.
Social prescribing link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners. Social prescribing is an all-age, whole population approach that works particularly well for people who; have one or more long term conditions who need support with low level mental health issues who are lonely or isolated who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
How you can access this service:
You can be referred by your GP, nurse or health visitor. Ask about Social Prescribing during your next appointment or contact your GP practice to find out more.
Watch a short video about Social Prescribing below: