Our support workers give people time, focusing on what matters to the patient and take a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. Social prescribing can be a benefit for both patients and GP’s; The focus on social engagement and support networks can offer individuals an alternative route to prescribed medicine, helping to control the amount of medication they take; and for the GP it can help share the workload of appointments for mental health support. Results show this innovative pathway leads to increased patient satisfaction accessing local, community-based services working to LCN and CCG Mental Health priorities.
Our team members pride themselves on high standards of professionalism and confidentiality, ensuring each patient is treated with the upmost dignity and respect. Social prescriptions open up a wide range of activities for individuals to take part in to challenge their routine and perceptions. This can include arts, physical activity, learning new skills, volunteering, befriending and self-help, as well as support with employment, benefits, housing, debt, legal advice or parenting problems. Service users are provided the opportunity to reduce their own barriers in a comfortable environment while providing the tools and the resources needed to improve their own wellbeing.