Our Services

Wellbeing Service

Social prescribing is a way for local health and social care agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link Workers (or Social Prescribers) give people time to focus on ‘what matters to me’ and they take a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Signposting plays an important role in social prescribing and may involve getting help to apply for a Blue Badge, an ARRIVA bus pass, a new walking stick or frame or information on dog walking service, mobile hairdressing, meal or food deliveries or care services. We also support people minimise the impact of complex, long-term conditions, or long-standing issues.  

Example 1: A physically frail client was helped to transition to Band 1 on the Council housing waiting list where they were offered a bungalow. We were also able to support the client to successfully apply for a free electric wheelchair.  

Example 2: We supported a client transition to long-term sick leave (and be awarded additional Welfare Benefits), so that he could concentrate on getting better. 

Example 3: A client with Agoraphobia was supported to leave her home and start walking her dog again. 

Example 4: We supported a client with food poverty to receive deliveries of food during Christmas and New Year.

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:

· with one or more long-term conditions 

· who need support with their mental health

· who are lonely or isolated 

· who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing 

· who having caring responsibilities

 

 If you would like to learn more about how social prescribing could help you, leave a voicemail on our team answerphone and someone will give you a call back: 01325 952577 choose option 2.

 

 FURTHER RESOURCES

 All our Wellbeing Service information in one place: https://bit.ly/Wellbeing_Darlo

Short videos on social prescribing 

A great little video that’s perfect for sharing via SMS 

Social Prescribing: How it Works 

General Practice and social prescribing 

https://bit.ly/GPs_andsocial_Prescribing

What social prescribing looks like for patients 

What social prescribing looks like for patients

Who benefits from social prescribing?

The benefits of social prescribing 

Ideas for embedding social prescribing into our community 

Ideas for embedding social prescribing in the community 

 How social prescribing helps ordinary people

Social Prescribing Stories

 

 

  

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Regional facilitator, Jane Hartley, talks about the importance of social prescribing in connecting general practices and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.