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Social Prescribing Update from 1st December

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Social Prescribing services have been funded across the county to help people over 18 to improve their health and wellbeing by providing support and advice, beyond, or as an alternative to, medical intervention.  The service is tailored to each area and is focused on reducing demand on primary care and adult social care.  As a result only only certain organisations can refer into the service. The providers in each area are;

For background information on Social Prescribing please click here.  

West Norfolk Update

Community Action Norfolk co-ordinates the social prescribing service in West Norfolk and Breckland. Referrals can be received through three routes; Primary Care and health care providers, Adult Social Care and Early Help Hubs.  The service is currently working with 21 GP practices across the patch, through Living Well Connectors employed by partner organisations:

  • Age UK
  • Family Action Swaffham
  • Future Projects
  • Home Group Ltd
  • The Matthew Project
  • West Norfolk Carers
  • West Norfolk Mind

To date there has been a total 280 referrals.  The three largest areas for demand have been around mental health, advice and home adaptation/assisted technology.  For more information about Community Action Norfolk’s Social Prescribing work, please contact Freedom on freedom.duma@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk