Adult Social Care Social Prescribing Team, Enable

Working in partnership with Wandsworth Council Adult Social Care's CAST and First Contact teams.

Using motivational interveiwing and health coaching tecniques we identify 'what matters to them' and work collaboratively to create goals which may include referrals to local services and organisations within the community.

Our hope is for clients to have a better quality of life and retain their independence for as long as possible, ultimately supporting them to improve their overall health and wellbeing by connecting them to community groups and statutory services for support.

All appointments are conducted over the phone; in a small amount of cases we can do home visits - criteria for this is strictly to aid communication.

In cases of difficulties with housing, please manage expectations of clients - we will not be able to be able to facilitate an immediate change in cirumstances.


Exclusion criteria:

  • Those with severe and/or unstable mental health conditions
  • under the age of 18


Service statistics
Usually replies in 3 days
67% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: 18+ without complex mental health needs, Resident in Wandsworth
Arts and creativity
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Connecting with nature
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Helping with money
Information and advice
Managing a long-term health condition
Mental health
Social prescribing
Support for carers
Support with employment
Support with housing
Transport and getting around
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Non English speaking friendly
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