The Centre’s social prescribing team, along with other from across the UK, has contributed to the production of a new guide produced by The National Academy for Social Prescribing.  The guide contains resources to support social prescribing link workers who are new to their role.

The Bromley by Bow Centre was one of the early pioneers of social prescribing, a service that is now available across the UK as part of the NHS plans to support people’s health and wellbeing in partnership with charities and other community service providers.  Many new link workers are being recruited to work in health practices and in the community and this guide provides an important part of their early training.

Health and wellbeing are affected by many factors. Social prescribing link workers give people time to explore issues and challenges, discuss what’s important and then link people with services and activities in the local community.  This includes, advice, skills building, healthy lifestyles, creative activities and support groups.

People can be referred to a link worker from a health care professional or they can refer themselves.

The Social Prescribing Link Worker Induction Guide contains:

  • Useful tips and checklists for the first few weeks as a link worker
  • Videos from link workers and people they support
  • Toolkit of templates to support social prescribing work
  • Guidance for line managers on supporting new recruits

Find out more here Social Prescribing Link Worker Induction Guide

Contact our link workers for more information and support 07496 283141 or 07928 809935