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Application deadline
ongoing
applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis

Contract type
Permanent

Hours
37.5

Salary
£24,000 p.a

Location
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Mind, Community Link Worker (Social Prescribing)

About the role

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.

How to apply

Please send your supporting statement outlining how you meet the details of the person specification, along with your CV to [email protected] 

you can find further details of the job on our website here: https://www.bucksmind.org.uk/job/community-link-worker-social-prescribing-4/

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