Social Prescribing is a key component of Universal Personalised Care
This involves helping people to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the NHS, local charities or the council. Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a Link Worker, who can connect them to community groups and services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable and can help people to start new groups as and when required for the benefit of the patient/client, working collaboratively with all local partners.
The NHS Long Term Plan commits to embedding social prescribing link workers within every primary care network (PCN) multi-disciplinary team, as part of a wider shift towards universal personalised care. Over 1,000 additional trained social prescribing link workers will be in place by the end of 2020/21, with this number rising further by 2023/24, with the aim that over 900,000 people are able to be referred to social prescribing schemes by then.
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