Social Prescription - Nantwich and Rural Care Community

Social Prescription

Link Workers are available for appointments via your GP Practice reception. They are currently held on:

Monday at Nantwich Health Centre, Kiltearn Medical Centre, and Tudor Surgery.

Tuesday at Kiltearn Medical Centre and Nantwich Health Centre.

Wednesday at Tudor Surgery.

Thursday at Audlem Medical Practice and Nantwich Health Centre.

Friday at Wrenbury Medical Centre and Nantwich Health Centre.

A "social prescription" does not require an appointment with your GP. There is broad recognition that overall wellbeing isn't solely helped by a medical prescription but also by something non-clinical. And that's where a social prescription might come in via your Link Worker.

Our appointments allow a discussion about what would make a real difference to your overall wellbeing. The idea is to empower you by discussing options that are led by you. Your Link Worker can then make suggestions by signposting you to local services.

You might want to find specific support groups, local societies, volunteering opportunities or befriending services.

You might just need the confidence to take that first step in which case your link worker can help you in approaching others.

If you are a carer you might need some help to access all the support you are eligible for as a carer?

You might have needs relating to housing, employment or finances?

If you are recently bereaved and looking for some expert bereavement counselling we can help to arrange this for you.

You might be lonely, anxious or socially isolated, and this might have been made worse by the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions?

There are varied ways we might be able to help. Let's look at an example......you might welcome being referred to our free, online exercise therapy classes with Shirley, a Dance Movement Psychotherapist who is linked to our social prescribing service. Her exercise therapy is as much about the social aspect as anything as you meet people from the comfort of your own room:

Feeling Good poster

Movement In Mind

You can self refer to our social prescribing service by contacting your GP Practice in the normal way and asking for an appointment with the Link Worker.

here is a very short video from the NHS to describe how social prescription fits into the care your GP Practice offers :

Last edited September 2021