Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing helps people to connect to local activities like social groups, volunteering, physical activity, befriending and advice services. This programme supports people who have:

  • Long-term physical or mental health conditions

  • People who are lonely or isolated

  • Those who have complex social needs affecting their health or wellbeing.

Norfolk County Council and the NHS have invested in Social Prescribing to improve the health and wellbeing of residents.

 

If you are referred to this service, you will see a Living Well Worker, who will work with you to identify areas of concern, provide advice and support you to come up with a plan to improve your health and wellbeing. They will "prescribe" help and refer you services and follow up with you to see how you are doing. Living Well Workers will also provide practical advice around budgeting and benefits where possible.

 

Referrals to this service can only be made by your GP or healthcare professional. More information about Social Prescribing can be found here from Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau who lead the service.