SOCIAL PRESCRIBING IN THE COMMUNITY
Social Prescribing is If you feel as though you could benefit from extra support and would like to take steps to improving your wellbeing, our Social Prescribing Link Workers are here to help.
Our Link Workers can meet with you regularly to listen and offer guidance in a safe and confidential one to one setting, by connecting you to a range of support. This support can include mental health support, housing support, transport, exercise classes, gardening groups, singing groups and much more.
We can also offer support around Chronic Pain, COPD, Long Covid, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities and Long-term health conditions. If you have a long-term health condition, you might be interested in coming along to our peer support groups, either face to face or online, to connect with others who understand what living with a long-term condition is like.
If you think you might benefit from seeing a Social Prescribing Link Worker, please contact your GP surgery in the first instance.
Social Prescribers aim to look at what matters to you in your life, and which part of your wellbeing needs time and attention to make you happier.
We run peer support groups both in the community and online to reduce social isolation as well as connect you with someone who also understands what living with a long term condition is like.
Please get in touch with your GP surgery in the first instance if you are interested in exploring the benefits of Social Prescribing.
Involve Kent are paving the way in Social Prescribing Services within West Kent.
We work with Primary Care Networks across the county to enable access to this new, innovative, strength-based service- putting clients' needs and desires first.
We frequently provide Social Prescribing Link Workers, Children’s Health and Wellbeing Navigators, Community Navigators, Care Coordinators and Health Coaches to Primary Care Network’s in Kent and Medway; offering a professional, high quality, impact measured, insured, managed solutions exceeding NHS standards.
The online directory is a central point of reference to help people find information on healthy living, social groups, activities, advice, support and self help. It can be searched by category and keywords and all entries are charitable, voluntary or community groups, with many activities free or low cost. The organisations provide services for all ages for example bereavement services for children through to groups for frail older people and end of life care.