Are you a Carer, or help look after someone? Could our PCN Social Prescribing service help you?

16 December 2022

 

The PCN is keen to work with and support you if you care or look after someone else.

If you are 18+, you can access free support from one of our Social Prescribing Link Workers.  Social Prescribing is a non-medical service that aims to improve health and wellbeing by connecting people to the information, services, groups and activities which focus on the things that matter to them. 

Deans and Central Brighton PCN has three Social Prescribing Link Workers who work across all four of our PCN GP practices. The link workers are employed by Together Co, a charity which covers Brighton and Hove. They can provide information on a range of issues including benefits advice, peer support and community groups, volunteering, adult learning, exercise classes and more. You can find more information about Together Co and social prescribing by visiting www.togetherco.org.uk   

If you are a carer, the PCN Social Prescribing service can help you and those you look after with the following:  

  • Access to information and practical support such as carers assessments, benefits advice and respite support (via referral to the Carer’s Hub) 
  • Connecting you to emotional and peer support 
  • Focusing on yourself and the things you enjoy – this might include meeting new people or spending time doing something you enjoy 
  • Lifestyle changes, such as wanting to do more physical activity  
  • Link Workers can also help you to find out more about vital health screening opportunities and services, including standard NHS health checks, annual health checks for people with Learning Disabilities, blood pressure monitoring, cancer screening, and annual flu and pneumococcal vaccinations, for those you look after.

Get support from a Link Worker 

You can be referred to our social prescribing service by speaking to your GP practice. 

 

 

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