Social Prescribing

What does a Social Prescriber do?

A social prescriber is someone who helps people find non-medical solutions to improve their well-being. They connect individuals with community resources and activities, addressing factors like social isolation, mental health, and lifestyle. The goal is to enhance overall quality of life by considering broader aspects of a person’s health beyond just medical treatments.

The service can help you:

  • Get support to improve your physical health.
  • Find employment or volunteering opportunities or learn a new skill.
  • Tackle money, housing, work or benefits issues.
  • Cope with a particular condition or difficulty.
  • Access ways of improving your emotional wellbeing such as befriending schemes, peer support or arts and leisure activities.

This is for patients aged 18 and over.

Appointment Information


Telephone and face to face appointments are available during the week with Michelle and Alan. Michelle works in the surgery on a Monday and Alan works in the surgery on a Wednesday.

How to book an appointment

You can book an appointment the following ways:

  • Via E-Consultation – We recommend using the online consultation service, this helps keep the phone lines free for those who need to get through to us via telephone such as the elderly, housebound and those without internet access.
  • By telephone 0113 2744777
  • In person

We will refer you to the Social Prescribing team and they will get in touch to book you in.