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Social prescribing

Social prescribing is a free service. It aims to help you take control of your health and wellbeing. The service can give you information and support on:

  • healthy lifestyles and physical activity
  • budgeting, debt and benefits
  • employment support
  • housing and helping you to live independently
  • mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • opportunities to get out and meet new people

See Social prescribing for more information.

How to access the service

You can refer yourself to the social prescribing service if you live in:

Find your district or borough council (GOV.UK)

If you don't live in those areas, you will need to get a referral from one of the following:

  • your GP
  • a nurse
  • a social care worker
  • your benefit advisor
  • your local pharmacist

They will fill out a referral form for you and send it to your local social prescribing service.

Green social prescribing

For information on green social prescribing see: