Social Prescribing Advice Link Worker

Deadline:

Monday 17th  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 the Primary Care Network (PCN), Bromley by Bow Health & Stepney Health CIC, to improve access to social welfare advice and help meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable patients and families locally.

The role will provide social welfare advice to people referred into the Centre’s Social Prescribing service. The role will focus on what matters to the individual and take a holistic approach, providing welfare benefits, housing, debt, food and energy advice.

The Social Prescribing Advice Link Worker 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.

The role will build collaborative relationships with GP practice staff, including the delivery of social welfare advice training to enable them to identify and connect people experiencing hardship with the support they need to improve their circumstances and prevent problems developing into issues of hardship and crisis.

The role will help shape the Bromley by Bow Centre’s Social Prescribing service so that it reflects the changing environment and helps reduce health inequalities locally.