We find non medical solutions to worries and problems that are affecting your health.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time and focus on "what matters to me". The service takes a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and work collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities. Our Link Workers help address the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity. Increasing people’s active involvement, supporting people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), and people who are lonely or isolated can have a positive effect on wellbeing.
Since 2019, the team has grown to seven link workers funded by the NHS in GP surgeries and six SPRING link workers funded by social investment. They, along with the two admin support workers, complement our other services, such as the Collaborative Care, Hospital Discharge and Community Team and Age Well. All our services improve life for thousands of people in Northamptonshire every year.
We are working with groups of GP surgeries (primary care networks) to provide support to people registered with them.
Call us on 01604 611200.
SPRING is a partnership of social sector organisations which work to improve the wellbeing of people in Northamptonshire using Social Prescribing.
Call us on 01604 974995.