Social prescribing connects you with local support and resources available within your community. It is a key component of the NHS Long Term Plan and enables local GPs and other local agencies to refer people to Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) within Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Social prescribing is tailored to you and recognises that your health is not just physical but emotional and social too.
SPLWs can be found within your GP teams. Your SPLW will spend time with you to address your needs in a holistic way, supporting and empowering way and help you to take greater control of your own health by signposting you to organisations and activities across your area.