What is social prescribing?

The term 'social prescribing' is used to describe a service which supports people to access a range of non-medical services and activities in their local area.

Social prescribing can help people with different social, emotional or practical needs to find the right support and improve their health and wellbeing.

Your GP may refer you to a social prescribing service in Leeds or you can refer yourself.

A social prescribing service could help you, for example:

  • Get support to improve your physical health.
  • Find employment or volunteering opportunities or learn a new skill.
  • Tackle money, housing, work or benefits issues.
  • Cope with a particular condition or difficulty.
  • Access ways of improving your emotional wellbeing such as befriending schemes, peer support or arts and leisure activities.

There are currently projects running in Leeds:

South/East Leeds - Connect for Health

Contact Connect for Health on 0113 387 6380 or you can refer yourself to this service here

West Leeds - Patient Empowerment Project (PEP)

Contact PEP on 0113 279 5870 or email pep@barca-leeds.org

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