Social Prescribing - Swallowfield and Finchampstead GP surgeries

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Social prescribers are health professionals based in GP practices. We work closely with GP's to assist patients with their non-medical needs. We do this by helping them identify, 'what maters to them'. Working collaboratively to create a care plan, which may include referrals into local services and organisations within the community. Our hope is for pateints to have a better quality of life. Ultimately supporting them to improve their overall health and wellbeing, via connecting them to community groups and statutory services for support. For example; social groups like games club, financial and benefit advisors, gardening clubs, sport programmes and much more.

Wokingham South PCN supports patients across the following GP practices:

  • Swallowfield Medical Practice
  • Finchampstead Surgery

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Service access criteria: Must be registered at Finchampstead or Swallowfield GP surgeries - without complex mental health needs
Categories:
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
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
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
N/A
Key words - separate with a comma: Finchampstead, Swallowfield

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