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.
We have fourteen Link Workers (12 working with adults aged 18 plus, and two working with young people aged 13-17years) covering the whole of the City of Wolverhampton. 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 housing, benefits or finances
- 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 Sector Council and we can arrange to meet you at our city centre office, in your own home or somewhere else that you feel comfortable.
COVID UPDATE - due to Covid-19 we are currently supporting people mostly by phone or video call. As many groups are still closed we are running our own groups by zoom and offering volunteer befriending phone calls. We are aiming to move back to face to face support as Government guidelines allow.