It is widely recognised that people’s health is impacted by not only health factors but by a range of social, economic and environmental factors.

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs. It can help to strengthen personal resilience and reduce health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

Social prescribing seeks to empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing in a holistic way by giving people time to focus on what matters to them and by connecting people to community, statutory and voluntary groups and services for practical and emotional support.

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