Social Prescribing Service - South Hams PCN

About this service:

Social prescribing is when health professionals refer patients to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

Link workers give people time, focusing on 'what matters to me' and taking a holistic approach to people's health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

South Hams PCN is in the heart of South Devon and supports patients across the following GP practices:

• Redferm Health Centre
• Norton Brook Medical Centre
• Modbury Health Centre
• Chillington Health Centre
• Dartmouth Medical Practice


Service access criteria: 18+; without complex mental health needs; must be a patient at: Redferm Health Centre; Norton Brook Medical Centre; Modbury Health Centre; Chillington Health Centre or Dartmouth Medical Practice
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Social Prescribing
Who can refer: Professional referrals only