We now have a Social Prescribing Lead, Kate, who some of you may know from the surgery, who has taken on this newly funded role.
Social prescribing empowers people to take more control of their own health and wellbeing by connecting people to local community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen personal resilience and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as loneliness and isolation, physical inactivity or living well with a health condition by increasing people’s connections with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
If you would like any further information please contact Kate at the surgery.
We have compiled a list of useful contact details if you are struggling with the current lockdown. You can view it here.