The role of the Social Prescribing Link worker is to help reduce health inequalities by taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
A Social Prescribing Link Worker will receive referrals for patients who present at their GP Practices with non-medical and social issues.
Social Prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:-
- With money worries
- Housing concerns
- Feeling isolated
- Mild or long term mental health problems
- Help with care needs
- Family worries
- Language barriers
- Looking for work
- Looking to get back into education
- Getting involved with community group activities