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Social Prescribing: Linking you to a range of local services and support

The Social Prescribing Service offers you help in accessing non-medical support and services in partnership with your local GP Practice, in Worcester City, Pershore & Upton.

So how does it work?

A member of your GP practice may suggest a referral to the Social Prescribing Service, or you can ask a member of the practice to make a referral for you. One of our Social Prescribers will then contact you to find out what you are interested in and explore what services and activities you might want to be involved in and how to access them. Together you will be able to:

  • Explore what is important for your life and wellbeing
  • Identify local activities and services you can benefit from
  • Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you

Who are the Social prescribers?

They are:

  • Someone to talk to confidentially
  • Someone who can help you decide what you’d like to do to improve your health, wellbeing and independence
  • Someone who can find you activities that will suit you
  • Someone who can give you support along the way

What kind of services and activities can they link you to?

  • Healthy lifestyles and active lives
  • Arts, music and creativity
  • Befriending, counselling and other support groups
  • Housing benefits and financial support and advice
  • Employment, training and volunteering
  • Education and learning
  • Getting involved in local groups
  • Specialist services and support

If you would like to see one of our Social Prescribers, contact your Worcester City, Pershore & Upton GP Practice. To find out more:

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Contact Social Prescribing:

Telephone: 01905 740950 or 0800 008 6077

Email: socialprescribing@ageukhw.org.uk

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