Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing in Surrey

What is social prescribing?

A service that helps people find out about opportunities in their local community that could help them to improve their health and wellbeing.

People who could benefit include people who feel low or anxious, who have been bereaved, who feel lonely, who live with long term conditions, who want to improve their physical health, who are struggling with their living arrangements, who are struggling with finances and people who are looking for employment.

The service is free to use, though some of the opportunities or support you are signposted to may carry a charge.

How do I access the service?

Patients can self-refer using the following form, or professionals such as GPs, nurses, social care workers and local district/borough council staff can refer you to your local social prescribing service.

All you need to do is speak to a relevant professional and they will simply complete a referral form and with your permission, send it to your local social prescribing service. The social prescribing service will then contact you directly to talk about your situation and what you would like to achieve.

For further details please visit Surrey Information Point.