Social Prescribing is a new approach currently being piloted in Worcestershire. Onside is working in partnership with GPs in Droitwich and Ombersley in providing this service. Social Prescribing is increasingly being used by health professionals where patients require support other than medical interventions. It is a way of improving the health and wellbeing of patients by helping them access services, support and activities within their local community. This could range from advice on housing or debt, healthy living options such as weight management and exercise, social groups and support groups for specific health conditions. Referrals can be made by GPs and other Health professionals in the practices.
If you think this service may be of interest to you, please discuss with your GP or Health Professional about making a referral.