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.
Linking Leeds is the city-wide social prescribing service for all people in Leeds, aged 16 years and above, no matter where you live in the city.
The Reginald Centre
263 Chapeltown Road
You can self-refer to the service by calling the Linking Leeds Hub on 0113 336 7612 or by completing an online introduction form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your GP or another professional can also introduce you to the service.