Barnet Social Prescribing Service
- Location: Age UK Barnet
- Price: Free
Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Barnet - Head Office's catchment area.
Age UK Barnet
The Ann Owens Centre
Age UK Barnet is playing a key role in Barnet's new social prescribing model which aims to reduce social isolation and support people taking control of their health by signposting and connecting people to local community activities and services.
What is Social Prescribing?
Many things in life can make us feel unwell or affect our overall health and wellbeing negatively, and a medical prescription is not always the answer. Social prescribing can help you to take control of your own health and wellbeing by providing you time to think about what matters most to you.
A social link worker will take time speaking with you about your health and wellbeing and sign post you to local services that can support your needs to improve your health and happiness. Social Prescribing is about developing stronger partnerships, between you, your community and the supporting services.
What sort of services could the Social Prescribing service link me with?
Housing, care, benefits and financial support and advice.
Healthy lifestyle and physical activities
How to make a referral?
You can be referred into this service through your GP or a member of the GP surgery reception team.
Alternatively, you can email the service directly on your behalf or on behalf of someone else and someone will get back to you.
Please email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens next
Your link worker will then contact you via telephone or face to face to discuss what is important to you and your wellbeing.
From this initial consultation your social prescriber can help you develop a personalised plan to help you manage your health and wellbeing.
Together, you can decide what local services within the community will meet your needs and will benefit your health and wellbeing.