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Wolverhampton Social Prescribing Service

The Social Prescribing service provides a non-medical approach to supporting adults in Wolverhampton to improve their health and wellbeing.  Our aim is to link people with activities and support in their local communities which might help them to feel better and more connected. You can be referred into the service by your GP or another professional who knows you.

Our Link Workers work with anyone aged 13 years or over who is registered with a Wolverhampton GP. We have adult Link Workers who work with people aged 18 plus, and two Young People's Link Workers working with young people aged 13-17years. Their role is to spend time finding out what’s important to you and then linking you with organisations and activities that might be helpful for you.

These could include:

  • Social activities or groups
  • Learning a new skill or finding a new hobby
  • Help to cope with long-term conditions by getting involved with community activities
  • Finding advice with practical problems such as benefits or finances & signposting to support for housing
  • Exploring volunteering or employment options
  • Linking with support services such as befriending 
  • Trying out activities that make you feel healthier such as walking or swimming

The service is based at the Wolverhampton Voluntary & Community Action. We can arrange to meet you at our city centre office, in your own home or somewhere else that you feel comfortable.

For further information please contact the Social Prescribing Team.
You can also follow us on the Wolverhampton Social Prescribing Twitter page.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Social Prescribing Team
01902 328987
Wolverhampton Voluntary & Community Action

Where to go

Wolverhampton Voluntary & Community Action
16 Temple Street
West Midlands

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The service operates across Wolverhampton
Session Information
Monday to Friday between the hours 9.00am - 4.30pm
For general enquiries contact 01902 328987

Other Details


Age Ranges
From ages 13 onwards.
Referral required
Referral Details

You need to be referred by your GP or other health/social care professional.

The project will work with people:

  • Who are lonely or isolated and WANT TO CONNECT
  • Who are living with long-term conditions and could benefit from community activities
  • Who experience MILD forms of anxiety and/or depression and would like to get involved with community activities 
  • Who frequently attend NHS services for non-medical reasons
  • Who have practical non-medical needs eg finance /debt, independent living and WANT help with these

The service is unable to support:

  • People under the age of 13
  • People who are not registered with a Wolverhampton GP surgery
  • People who need medical help only

Record Last Updated on: 27/04/2023

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