What is Social Prescribing?
It is a free service linking patients to extra services and support within your local community and Bristol.
How does it work?
A referral is made to a Link Worker who will make contact with you to arrange a time to meet. You can access up to six 1-1 sessions based at your GP practice. Together we can:
- Explore what is important for your health and wellbeing.
- Identify the local activities and services you can benefit from.
- Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you.
How can it help?
We can link you with many services and community support groups.
These may include:
- Arts, gardening and creative activities
- Physical activities and healthy eating
- Housing, benefits and financial support and advice
- Employment, training and volunteering
- Education and learning
- Befriending, counselling and specialist support
The Next Steps
- Ask your GP or practice staff to refer you to ‘Social Prescribing’. You can also self-refer.
- A Link Worker will make contact by phone to set up a first appointment to meet. During the first meeting you can discuss and share issues and concerns you wish to resolve.
- Together you can find ways to access services, resources and groups across North Bristol. This may include further sessions or practical help to attend groups or activities.
Georgia Bates - Link Worker
Tel: 07538 069 175
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