Social Prescribing Service


Social Prescribing is a non-clinical signposting service linking patients into services, groups, and organisations for practical and emotional support. 

Social prescribing explores what matters to the patient, we create a plan together & empower them to take control of their situation. We spend roughly 6 sessions with them, helping to link them to various services to enable positive life changes. 

Criteria: Social Prescribing works for a wide range of people from 18 years + including:

  • Housing, debt & benefits issues (needs housing support, struggling with forms, in debt, benefits help/advice)
  • Utility & financial difficulties
  • Bereaved & struggling to cope
  • Social needs & interaction - Lonely/isolated/lacking direction in life/low confidence/low self-esteem & social anxiety
  • Mental Health – Depression, anxiety, stress & low mood (to give direction & purpose in life)
  • Practical Help (link into services to help with practice problems, cleaning, mobility
  • Long term health conditions (chronic pain, diabetes, COPD, dementia, Sleep, mobility)
  • Low-level addiction & recovery (getting focused)
  • Learning, voluntary & employment opportunities (lost job, redundancy, finding a job, volunteering, new career, learning something new)
  • Mental/physical & learning disability opportunities
  • Struggling with parenthood & caring
  • Lifestyle support/ weight management (losing weight, exercise/moving more, living well)
  • Finding a club, activity, group, or peer support
  • Long Covid (signposting to self-support/management options/groups)

We cover the following GP Surgeries:

  • Mayfield Medical Centre
    Corner Place Surgery
    Old Farm Surgery


Service statistics
Usually replies in 2 days
93% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: 18+
Social prescribing
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