Social prescribing is when residents are linked to local community groups and services to enable them to develop skills and confidence to improve their self care and tackle the social causes of ill health and wellbeing.
Who is social prescribing for?
The service is for all adults (18+) who are North Lincolnshire residents in need of information, advice and support to cope with everyday life.
Benefits of providing the service
Many people go to their GPs as a familiar route to seek help, but often the problem is not just a medical need – this is when the social prescribing route will be offered.
Evaluations of local social prescribing schemes have reported reduced pressure on NHS services, with reductions in GP consultations, A&E attendances and hospital bed stays for people who have received social prescribing support.
How do I access social prescribing?
Speak to your GP practice staff who will be able to directly refer you to a social prescribing link worker.