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 & Community Action. We can arrange to meet you at our city centre office, in your own home or somewhere else that you feel comfortable.