Social Prescribing supports people with their health and well-being needs. It is available to patients aged 18+ who present to their GP with issues that have a non-clinical underlying cause. Patients may have a social need, on-going health condition, regularly attend the GP surgery or are at risk of unplanned admission.
Patients are referred by their GP practice and Social Prescribing Navigators meet them in their surgery. Together an action plan is agreed before Navigators refer and signpost to appropriate services, from a range of over 500 available in the borough.
Navigators provide patients with information to support their specific needs, including health, finance and social isolation.
Please note, the team are unable to accept self-referrals and anyone interested in meeting with a Social Prescriber should speak to staff at their GP practice.
For general enquiries, please contact your local social prescriber – view contact details