What is social prescribing?

Many things can affect our health and well-being which could include feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work money and housing problems or living with a health condition.

Social prescribing helps people to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to services and activities in their local community. This could include:

  • social activities
  • walking, well-being and fitness groups
  • parent support groups
  • arts, gardening and creative activities
  • employment and training support
  • housing and benefits support

Who is social prescribing for?

Social Prescribing is for anyone who would like to:

  • make positive changes to their life
  • improve social connections
  • feel more connected to the local community
  • get information and advice about housing, benefits, employment or training
  • live better with a health condition
  • improve health and well-being

How can social prescribing work for you?

Our social prescribing link workers will talk with you about what matters to you. They will help you to identify any issues and challenges that you would like to address and help connect you to services and local community activities that can support you.

How do I access social prescribing?

To speak to a Link Worker please contact your GP surgery or contact us by clicking on the box below.

You must be registered with a GP practice based in Kirklees.

Social Prescribing in practice

Watch this video to see how social prescribing can help you.

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