Social Prescribing is a non-medical programme designed to help people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs. This may include those who may be;
- Caring for someone who cannot manage without this help
- Living with a long-term health condition
- Wanting to change their lifestyle e.g. giving up smoking or losing weight
- Feeling worried or anxious
- Feeling lonely or socially isolated
Our Social Prescribing Advisor, Mrs Pippa Swallow is with us at the Practice once a week seeing patients who have either been referred to her by a GP, another member of the practice team or by the patient themselves.
Social Prescribing uses a person centred, preventative approach by intervening early, before problems start to escalate. In Shropshire, people referred have the space to talk one to one with a trained Social Prescribing Advisor and come up with a plan of action together, to help resolve health and wellbeing concerns and help put the person back in charge of their life.
Connecting people back to a service or activity in their community is key to social prescribing, and this comes through referring people to local voluntary and community based groups or activities.
Please ask at Reception about an appointment if you feel you might benefit from speaking to Pippa
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