Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:45

Plymouth Healthy Futures - Social Prescribing Service

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"A stepping stone to a healthier, happier you"

 

COVID 19 UPDATE

The Social Prescribing team are working remotely, but are still available to support practices and patients over the phone, email or video appointments.  For queries and referrals please contact us on 07305 492193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

During this time, we are also contacting patients identified by practices as most vulnerable to check on their welfare and ensure they have all they need while shielding or in lockdown e.g. access to food, prescriptions and mental health support.

Most of our Social Prescribing partners and community organisations are still available to provide support during this time.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or any of our partners – we are still here for you.  An up to date list of organisations available for support during the Covid-19 pandemic can be found on the Plymouth Online Directory:  https://www.plymouthonlinedirectory.com/covid19

 

Social Prescribing Service Overview

Healthy Futures works with 6 Primary Care Networks in Plymouth covering 33 GP surgeries.   

We work with patients who would like support to access activities and services in the community to improve their health and wellbeing. 

We are funded by Primary Care Networks, Plymouth City Council and the Department of Health.

 

What we offer

  • If a patient would like some support to improve their wellbeing, a referral can be made to Healthy Futures by their surgery.
  • The person referred will be invited to meet with a Link Worker.  They will listen them, help to identify what matters to them and what type of support they would like. 
  • The Link Worker will work alongside them to create a plan to help them reach goals and improve wellbeing. 
  • The Link Worker will support them to access local organisations and activities.

Please click here to see our Healthy Futures leaflet.

For more information about what we can help with and how to be referred to the service, please get in touch by phoning us on 07305 492193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

History and Development

The Wolseley Trust has been delivering Social Prescribing in our area of benefit in partnership with local surgeries and community organisations since 2010.  This service was funded by the Office for the Director of Public Health and the Wolseley Trust to meet the social needs of local people. 

Since 2017 the service has grown through successful finding applications to Department of Health and Plymouth City Council.  In 2019, the team secured contracts with 6 Primary Care Networks in Plymouth, providing dedicated social prescribers in 33 GP surgeries citywide.

 

 

Data Protection/GDPR Notice

The Wolseley Trust complies with GDPR and the data protection act.  If you would like to see our Privacy Notice, please download this here.

WCEDT Registered Office

Wolseley Trust Business Park
Unit 3
Wolseley Close
Plymouth
PL2 3BY

Tel: 01752 607449