SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LINK WORKER
Social prescribing is a service that has been designed to help people address their physical, mental health and general well-being by connecting them to support within the community.
GPs and other health professionals can refer patients to their local Social Prescribing Team. Patients will have an appointment with a Social Prescribing Link Worker who will support patients to identify the improvements they want to make who will then help to put them in touch with those resources, such as:
Local community groups, a new activity or a local club
- help to access legal advice or debt counselling
- help to access weight management, smoking cessation services etc
- general information and guidance
Link workers offer support through health coaching and one-to-one.