Social Prescribing – Social Connections

Social Prescribing (known locally as Social Connections) enables your GP, Nurse or other Healthcare Professional to refer you to a specialist link worker to talk about issues you may be facing and find the right services to support you.

The Social Connections team are based in the Surgery and help patients by offering tailored support to overcome social isolation, discovering local leisure activities, accessing volunteering opportunities, assistance with debt or housing problems, and guidance on improving lifestyle choices.

By building community connections and tapping into local opportunities the service empowers patients to participate in activities aimed at improving their quality of life and enabling them to see that their Doctor isn’t the only person that can help them to feel better.

The service, delivered by Access Community Trust and funded by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Suffolk County Council, is available to all patients over 18 living with a long term health condition. Ask reception for more details, or ask your GP to refer you. Alternatively contact the team on 07817 313593.