Social Prescribing

Social prescribing supports individuals to take better control over their health and improve their general well being. It aims to link residents, who have social, emotional or practical needs which cannot be addressed by a GP, to a wealth of different services within the borough of Surrey.

The service is free to use, though some of the opportunities or support you are signposted to may carry a charge. The service will discuss this with you and help you find opportunities that are affordable for you. There is a huge range of free services available across Surrey which the social prescription service will help you find and access.

What We Offer

We offer one to one appointments with our wellbeing adviser who will talk to you about your concernsand factors affecting your health. Our adviser will then help to identify and organise suitable assistance via our network of services and local community and voluntary organisations. Our wellbeing adviser can help you to access support in the following areas:

  • Remaining independent at home
  • Opportunities for social interaction
  • Practical help, such as cooking, transport, shopping
  • Physical activity
  • Weight and nutrition
  • Stopping smoking
  • Benefits and budgeting advice
  • Housing options advice
  • Mental or emotional support
  • Support around a disability

Who Can Use This Service

Anyone wishing to access the social prescribing service must obtain a referral from their GP or a medical professional.

You must be 18 years or over.

Once a referral has been made by a health professional, our wellbeing advisor will get in touch to arrange an appointment with you.