WHAT IS SOCIAL PRESCRIBING?
WHAT CAN A SOCIAL PRESCRIBER HELP ME WITH?
A GP can help you when you are poorly, but they may not be able to help when it comes to other problems that can affect your health and wellbeing. If you are feeling a bit low, worried about housing or debt or even want to be more active. Social Prescribing can help with a range of issues to make you feel better!
Social prescribing is a service, for adults over the age of eighteen, that works with you to improve your health and wellbeing. Your local Community Linkworkers are here to provide non-clinical support by linking you to community and voluntary services across the borough
that best suits your needs.
HOW CAN I BE REFERRED TO SOCIAL PRESCRIBING?
To be referred, contact your GP practice by simply asking at reception for a Social Prescribing referral, your GP or any other health care professional can also make the referral for you. Your Community Linkworker will then contact you within two weeks of the referral.
Your Social Prescriber can help you with:
• Healthy lifestyle
• Physical activities
• Healthy eating services
• Finance and debt management
• Training and volunteering Social
• Befriending group activities
• Well-being services
• Community counselling
• Stress management
And much more!
MEET YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY LINKWORKERs
Rebeka Chowdhury & Rokeya Noor are your local social prescribing Community Linkworkers. They work with the practices in Bethnal Green, Spitalfields and Bangla Town.
Rokeya spends half a day at each practice a week as follows:
Rebeka spends half a day at each practice a week as follows:
For more information you can contact Shamimuz/Rebeka using the details below:
0207 650 1940
0207 650 1940