Social Prescribing in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

If you live in Dartford Gravesham or Swanley and you cannot see social prescribing available within your GP practice, you may still be eligible for support from our Community navigation services. Please follow this link for more information.

You can find our Social Prescribers in the following Surgeries:

  • Downs Way Surgery (Istead Rise)
  • Kent House Medical Practice
  • Meopham Medical Practice
  • New Ash Green Surgery
  • Pilgrims Way Surgery
  • Shorne Village Surgery
  • Summer House Surgery
  • Swanley Medical Practice
  • Swanscombe Health Centre

Referral Form

Support Available


Social Prescriber Link Coordinators:

  • Help to provide clear navigation and simple access to the appropriate service, including outpatient appointments

  • Ensure there is no duplication of services, or gaps between services

  • Work together with you and other service providers effectively, in support of individual needs

  • Provide a range of preventative initiatives including support to universal services, which help to promote resilience and actively target people at risk of ill health

  • Improve patient wellbeing and tackle social isolation, and loneliness

  • Provide patients with a face-to-face conversation during which they can learn about opportunities and design their own personalised solutions

  • Support individuals to take greater control of their own health, by supporting them to access a variety of activities which are typically provided by public, voluntary and the community sector

  • Examples include public health services (stop smoking, weight management, substance misuse, physical activity), volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, housing/ benefits support, home first safety checks and debt management