Advisor and Caseworker - Cardiovascular Social Prescribing

Deadline:

Wednesday 19th  June (at 9am)

Interviews:

First round: Friday 21st June 2024 (online/teams)

Second round: Wednesday 26th June 2024 (in person)

 

The role

The Bromley by Bow Centre is working with East London Cardiovascular Prevention Group (ELoPE) to bring social prescribing into secondary care for Barts Health patients.

Social Prescribing is a way of linking people with non-medical support to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, connecting them with their local communities and supporting them to feel more empowered to take control of their own health and wellbeing.

This project aims to address health inequities and help people who would benefit from:

*Support with social issues and the social determinants of health, including debt, housing, employability and food insecurity
*Being more connected to people in their community through participation in physical, social and creative activities
*Support to access and engage with statutory and voluntary sector services

Social welfare related matters are the main reason people access support from our Social Prescribing Cardiovascular team. We are therefore seeking an Advisor and Caseworker who will support the delivery of this exciting new project.

The role will provide social welfare advice to people referred via Barts Health Cardiovascular Team. The role will focus on what matters to the individual and take a holistic approach, providing welfare benefits, housing, debt and energy advice. The role will refer to agencies at a specialist level including immigration, legal advice and debt as well as support individuals to access a range of services and activities in their local communities