27 May 2022
£26,000 per annum
Chesham & Little Chalfont PCN (Little Chalfont Surgery, Gladstone Road Surgery, Water Meadow Surgery, The New Surgery)
The Social Prescribing service will be delivered by Community Link Workers working from GP surgeries in Primary Care Network (PCN) areas. The Community Link Worker will be directly employed by Buckinghamshire Mind.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through GP referral to non-medical Community Link Workers (CLW’s) based in GP surgeries who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Community Link Workers work collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing, and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
For more information on how to apply and a full person specification, please visit the advert on our website.
If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process please contact our HR team [email protected] who will be happy to support you.