How a Community Link Worker can help you…
A Community Link Worker can help you find services, organisations, groups, and activities that may help your health and wellbeing. They can offer a series of meetings and are able to chat about anything that is non-medical.
Community Link Workers use social prescribing to help you have more control over your life and the things that matter to you. They are based in GP Surgeries and have good connections with local services and resources.
What is social prescribing?
Social prescribing is a way of helping you manage your wellbeing by connecting with local resources.
Many things can affect your wellbeing including
- Money worries
- Family life
The Community Link Worker is there to listen and help you make changes. They can put you in touch with people and activities that might help you feel better and improve your wellbeing.
How does it work?
Community Link Workers can offer you short-term support with:
- Thinking about positive steps to move forward
- Finding services that you might find useful and helping you to access them
- Introducing you to groups and services, and going along with you the first few times
Who can Community Link Workers support?
Anyone aged 16 or over who is looking for help to manage their wellbeing ca be connected with a Community Link Worker.
What happens next?
Your GP or other clinical practice staff can refer you to a Community Link Worker, who will then contact you directly to arrange an appointment.
Your appointment can be arranged in person or over the phone.
For further information please contact the Practice.