Today is Social Prescribing Day!


Many things that affect our health cannot be treated by doctors or medicine alone, like loneliness, isolation or stress due to problems with debt or housing.

Social prescribing connects people to non-medical support to address these issues and other unmet needs.

This could involve a Social Prescribing Link Worker or an equivalent role:

  • Helping someone who is isolated join a befriending group, an art class or a community gardening project, based on what works for them. 
  • Connecting someone struggling with financial stress to a service that helps with managing debt or claiming benefits.
  • Supporting someone with dementia to join a dementia choir, enabling them to maintain a sense of social connection.
  • Working with someone with high blood pressure to take up a form of exercise that they’re comfortable with.

Social prescribing can help change the circumstances that can make people unwell. It can empower people to manage existing health problems, to get the right benefits or get back into employment. It can help people to connect and to grow in confidence.

Did you know we have a Social Prescriber in our team? They will spend time listening carefully to what matters to you and support you to access activites/services within the community, helping you to improve your health and wellbeing.

Contact us to arrange a face to face or telephone conversation. Click here to submit a request via accurx or call us on 01722 333034.


Published: Mar 14, 2024