Social Prescribers

Social Prescribing is about connecting people  with social, emotional or practical needs to activities, social groups and services such as walking groups, gardening, arts and crafts, cultural activities, elderly action groups, volunteering opportunities, etc. Social Prescribing helps reduces social isolation;  improves mental, emotional and physical wellbeing;  promotes patient confidence, independence, and autonomy; make new friends;  learn new skills;  problem-solving for issues such as debt, housing, employment, fuel poverty and finances; support and social groups for carers and people with learning or physical disabilities.

Social Prescribing appointments are F2F, 1-2-1s, can last up to an hour and a half for the first session with follow-up sessions of between 30-60mins. This enables patients to improve their wellbeing through signposting to activities and services of their choice.

We co-produce a plan to meet a person’s wellbeing based on “What Matters to Me”.

Patient progress will be monitored through simple measuring tools from the initial appointment to the case being closed.

If you are aged 18 or over please contact the surgery to book an appointment with the social prescriber.

 

Linking Leeds also offer social prescribing citywide. They are funded by the CCG, and meet clients in the community as well as in some surgeries. For more information please click here.