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Social Prescribing in Garden City

 

You can find our Social Prescribers in the following Surgeries:

  • Downs Way Medical Practice
  • Parrock Street Surgery
  • Pilgrims Way Surgery
  • 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