Social prescribing connects people to community support, via link workers, who start with what matters to the person.
Social prescribing connects people to practical and emotional community support, through social prescribing link workers, who are based in GP practices and take referrals from all local agencies. Social prescribing link workers have time to build trusting relationships, start with what matters to the person, create a shared plan and introduce people to community support.
It links them to a range of activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations, for example, volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.
Explore our range of case studies to find out more about how social prescribing can help people: