23 July 2021
Harrow Lodge House, Hornchurch for Mind, Havering, Barking and Dagenham
The Social Prescribing Link worker will empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to diverse community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local diverse partners. Social prescribing link workers will work as a key part of the primary care network (PCN) multidisciplinary team.
Social prescribing can help PCNs to strengthen community and personal resilience, reduce health inequalities (in relation to timely access and outcomes) and wellbeing 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 diverse 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.
To know more about this role please visit our website https://www.haveringmind.org.uk/about-us/we-are-recruiting/