What is social prescribing?
It is a way in which we can help you to link with a range of local, non-medical activities, opportunities and support that can improve your health and help you to ‘live life to the full’.
These activities, opportunities and support are typically provided by locally based, voluntary and community sector organisations.
What activities could I do?
• Cream teas to pub lunches
• Exercise classes to walk & talks
• Cinema clubs to social afternoons
• Bereavement support and befriending
• Help with transport or opportunities to volunteer
The Community Information Network works within your community and can help to connect you to all the different services, activities, opportunities and support that exists locally. Whether you need help at home, want to discover more about local activities or find out about benefits and support services that exist we can help you. Our aim is to work with you to support you to live as independently as possible.
How could this improve my health?
We know that being active, engaging with others, learning something new and getting involved in the world around you can improve your mental health and wellbeing. It could help you to:
What happens next?
Once you have contacted us (or been referred to us) one of our team of networkers will talk to you to find out more about what you would like help with. They will arrange an appointment at a time and place convenient to you - this could be at the GP surgery or in your own home. A networker will support you to find solutions and options that will help make a difference for you.