Social Prescriber

Posted in Professions

Link workers are employed in non-clinical roles. They are recruited for their listening skills, empathy and ability to support people.

Social prescribing link workers help to reduce health inequalities by supporting people to unpick complex issues affecting their wellbeing. They enable people to have more control over their lives, develop skills and give their time to others, through involvement in community groups. Link workers visit people in their homes, where needed. They connect people to community groups and help the person to develop skills, friendships and resilience.

Useful Links

https://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/new-social-prescribing-roles-new-opportunities-for-pcns/

Useful Contacts

Charlotte Leonhardsen

Regional Social Prescribing Physical Activity Coordinator – Midlands

07966182313

(Regional Lead for Social Prescribing: Jo Robbins, Shropshire Council)

 

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Monthly newsletter (subscribe on the website) for news and events and training https://www.nalw.org.uk/

 

NHSE will be recruiting a new RLC for West Midlands (this was 31 March and I don’t know who the contacts yet I’m afraid!). In the meantime, questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Support can be accessed at FutureNHS Collaboration Forum and NHS England run a fortnightly series of bi-weekly webinars aimed at social prescribing link workers. These webinars cover a range of topics informed by regional associates and link workers. On Wednesdays.

 

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Contact us

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