Social Prescribing Service for all adults in Milton Keynes by Age UK Milton Keynes, Live Life and BLMK CCG

Published: 15 June 2022

Social Prescribing is an approach to empower people to have the best health and wellbeing possible through engagement with the community

Social Prescribing Referral Form (PDF) 

 

What is Social Prescribing:

  • intervention for you to look after your physical health, mental health and wellbeing
  • support from a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join groups, find new opportunities, learn a new skill, meet people, help to find advice for concerns with housing and finance
  • helps you find things in your local area that can improve your health and wellbeing
  • encourages you to connect with your local community and other people to help you manage any Long-Term Health Conditions
  • helps you identify what is important to you and actions to improve your health and wellbeing

 

Who is this for:

  • people who need short term intervention to improve their health and wellbeing
  • people living with more than one long term condition for example: heart disease, diabetes, COPD, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Arthritis
  • people with complicated social circumstances for example homelessness, chaotic lifestyle, poor housing, poverty, domestic abuse, migrant
  • Frail older people for example: muscle weakness, sight impairment, poor mobility, hearing impairment, housebound, tiredness
  • People feeling isolated and lonely
  • People with Mental Health needs for example: anxiety, depression

 

This service can enable you to improve your health and wellbeing by:

  • giving you time to talk with a Social Prescribing Link Worker facilitating a Personalised Plan of action and goals
  • empowering you to take active steps to meet your health and well-being goals
  • enabling you to access community groups, health and social services
  • connecting you with others in a similar situation
  • providing practical help with tasks e.g. giving you useful information
  • sharing information and guidance on health and well-being issues affecting your life

 

Social Prescribing, Live Life, Milton Keynes: If you would like to know more or refer yourself, please contact by: Tel: 01908 973720 Text: 07849083222 Email: Live.Life@nhs.net

Social Prescribing Referral Form (PDF)