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.