Clinics & Local Services

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Social Prescribers provide advice and signing to services and social supports to people who have long-term health conditions.  For example, people who need support with their mental health, are lonely or isolated, or have other social needs.  Social prescribing can improve people’s general health and wellbeing and prevent or delay the need for GP or social care involvement through:

  • 1:1 support for a maximum of 6 weeks with appointments at the surgery or at home when needed (please note at this time there are no face to face appointments offered)
  • Community Supports and Groups
  • Stress, Debt and Financial support
  • Benefits and Housing support
  • Befriending and loneliness
  • Nutrition and exercise and diet support
  • Advice on how to navigate the social care system, including  the assessment process, Mental Capacity and Power of Attorney
  • Care and Support Planning to explore wider social care needs
  • Support to arrange private care packages or respite
  • Referrals to health services to support with physical and or mental health needs
  • Smoking cessation