We find non medical solutions to worries and problems that are affecting your health.
Our social prescribing team is made up of link workers funded by the NHS in GP surgeries and SPRING link workers funded by social investment.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their own health and wellbeing.
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. Clients are referred to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time and help people focus on "what matters to me".
Social prescribing can also strengthen community resilience and personal resilience. It can also help to reduce health inequalities in the county. 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.
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.
The social prescribers, along with 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.