Social prescribing is about linking residents with local community groups and services that offer support and advice to help them, improving self-care and tackling the social causes of ill health and wellbeing. Following a successful trial in early 2018, social prescribing has been rolled out across all GP Practices in the East Riding.
Link workers are based in all East Riding GPs and offer social prescribing to local residents to ensure the right support is made available to them when they need it.
Issues they can help with include social activities, how to meet new friends, exercise classes to improve mental and physical wellbeing and long term conditions groups; in some areas, debt and welfare support or supporting residents to implement their own community-based projects.
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To contact the East Riding Team or make an appointment, call free on 0800 9177752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals can receive a call back within an hour by texting the word - healthy to 60163