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Social Prescribing

Support Staffordshire is working with an number of Primary Care Networks (PCN) across Staffordshire to deliver a Social Prescribing service to patients

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing is a way of enabling GPs and other healthcare professionals to connect patients to community activities, networks and non - clinical services that can help to meet their social, emotional or practical needs; with the help of a Link Worker

Examples of Social Prescriptions

•Connecting with Nature Training 

•Ecotherapy

•Mindfulness

•Gardening

•Employment Advice

•Benefits Advice

•Social Care

•Mental Health Support 

•Peer Support

•Winter-Warmth-Fund

•Social-Care

•Dementia-support

•Seated-Exercise

•Social-activities

•Befriending

•Mobility-Aids

•Online Courses

Feedback from a patient

”The Social Prescribing Link Worker gave me relevant information, contacts and support we so badly needed and had been unable to find, for the current and ongoing care for my elderly and poorly mother-in-law.  I feel a great weight has been lifted, knowing that I have sound, experienced care, knowledge, support and advice available now and in the future should this be needed"

To find our more about Social Prescribing in Staffordshire please contact Sarah Maxfield, Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker sarah.maxfield@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 

Other Useful Information

A short video called 'What is Social Prescribing

NHS Leaflet 'What is Social Prescribing' PDF icon Social Prescribing Leaflet.pdf