Social Prescribing Service

Worcester city GP Practices have been supported by the Clinical Commissioning Group and the County Council with a Social Prescribing Service for patients registered to one of the 10 Worcester City Practices.

Social prescribing is a way of connecting health and social care users to sources of support, information and advice to improve their well-being, tackle social isolation and prevent illness.

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs.  It is a way of enabling GP's, health and social care professionals, the voluntary sector and other partners such as pharmacies to refer people to a social prescribing advisor.  

How does it work?

Individuals are referred to a social prescriber who will work with them to discuss their health and well-being.  Together they will come up with a plan of action that refers them to community activities that can make them feel happier and healthier.  They will support the individual over a time limited period to achieve the goals outlined in the social prescription whilst encouraging and supporting them to self manage their condition(s) and develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles.

Your could benefit!  People who are....

  • Caring for someone who can't manage without this help
  • Feeling lonely or socially isolated
  • Wanting to change their lifestyle eg giving up smoking or losing weight
  • Living with a long term physical or mental health condition

Further information about this service can be found in this Leaflet.

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