About Social Prescribing

Social prescribing link workers

We empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing, we are able to give time to help people focus on what matters to them and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory service for practical and emotional support. Link workers support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

Just a little video for you to understand what social prescribing is and how it can work for you.

To find out more about social prescribing:

www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing

or for local news, go to the South Notts area on:

www.healthandcarenotts.co.uk