Are you feeling lonely or isolated?
Do you need advice or practical help around the home?
Are you struggling to get out and about?
Do you feel as though you need some emotional support?
Social prescribing is a new FREE service for Surrey Heath residents that puts you in touch with a wide range of local services and activities in the community to support you to improve your overall wellbeing.
What is Social Prescribing?
Social prescribing aims to support individuals to take better control over their health and improve their wellbeing. It’s designed for people with a range of social, emotional or practical needs that need a little help navigating their way through the community-based services and organisations available locally.
How does it work?
We offer one to one appointments with our Wellbeing Adviser where you can talk about your concerns and the factors that affect your health. The Wellbeing Adviser will then help you to identify and organise assistance through Council, community and voluntary organisations available locally.
What can we help with?
Our Wellbeing Adviser can support you to access the following
- Support with living independently at home
- Accessing transport to help with getting out and about
- Practical help with jobs around the house
- Local interest groups leisure activities
- Opportunities to socialise / events and social clubs
- Advice services including benefits, finance and housing
- Mental or emotional support
- Support around a disability
Who is it for?
This service is currently available to adults who are registered with a Surrey Heath GP CCG Surgery who are socially isolated or frail and would benefit from the accessing the service.