Social prescribing, also called community referral, helps you find ways to improve your health and wellbeing. It does this by connecting you to events in your local area. This could be anything from art classes and social activities for adults who are isolated, to getting benefits and legal advice. Social prescribing allows you to access activities that meet your wider emotional, physical and social needs.
Watch the National Social Prescribing Academy video to find out more.
Find out more about personalised care here.
Primary Care Networks
Social prescribing link workers are based in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across Lewisham to help residents find community opportunities, activities and services to improve your wellbeing. Support is accessed via your GP. IT is free and is for up to six weeks.
Examples of support include:
Find out more by asking at your GP practice.
Community Connections Lewisham (CCL)
CCL is a social prescribing service, supporting anyone living in the borough (aged 18 and over) who is looking for help to improve their health and wellbeing. They can help you to find out about local services and groups that are relevant to you and help you to access them more easily.
You can refer yourself, or they will accept referrals from professionals, family members or friends. If you are referring someone else, then please ensure you have received their consent first.
To get in touch phone the main support line on 0330 058 3464.
You can also fill out the online referral form here, after which they will phone you.
You can watch the new CCL film about tackling social isolation in Lewisham here.
See the CCL website here.