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Social prescribing is… practical and emotional support.

Date of Event:    March 7, 2023

Social prescribing often begins with a referral from a GP, hospital, charity or other organisation to a Social Prescribing Link Worker.

Link workers listen to people and try to understand their situation, and what matters to them.

They then “link” that person to organisations and information that can help.

There are also other people in the community, including charity workers, youth workers or faith leaders, who can identify people who might need support and help them connect to relevant activities, groups or services.

“It’s about hearing what people’s concerns and frustrations are, and really helping them to navigate the situation. Making a plan to go forward. Helping them put their life back together.” – Gay Palmer, Link Worker