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-OUR PROJECTS-

Social
Prescribing

See our poster below to see how Social Prescribing works at Voluntary Action South West Surrey

You can see how the social prescribing referral process works below at VASWS.

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THE PROCESS

Step 1: Refer

Any professional can refer an individual to Social Prescribing for non-medical support.

As members of the primary care network (PCN) team of health professionals, Social Prescribing Link Workers will take referrals from the PCN’s Core Network Practices and from a wide range of agencies to support the health and wellbeing of patients. These agencies include but are not limited to the PCN’s members, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, emergency services such as the fire service and police, councils, job centres, social care services, housing associations, and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

At this current stage, we do not accept self-referrals. For further information regarding the referral process, or to receive a copy of the referral form, please contact socialprescribers.guildfordandwaverley@nhs.net.

Please note that the Social Prescribing service is not an emergency service, and is subject to wait times during busier periods in some areas. In case of emergency, we recommend contacting a GP or appropriate emergency service.

Find out more about Social Prescribing in Guildford and Waverley

The Guildford and Waverley Social Prescribing Service was set up in 2019 to address the wider determinants of health in the local population. It was recognised that the social, emotional and practical needs of people were having a significant impact on their physical health and that the community and voluntary sector had a wide range of services that could support people with these needs. The Social Prescribing Service provides the link between health and community by finding out what matters most to the person and supporting them to access local and national services that can address their needs. The service is funded by NHS England and Surrey County Council. You can find out more about the service below, including information on how to refer in our boundaries, as well as testimonials from our clients and referrers.

What our clients say..

"Thank you so much for arranging the food parcel delivered this morning [...] this was like a miracle on the doorstep and has lifted our spirits! Please thank the people who sent this, and delivered this on my behalf. I'm sending this with tears rolling down my cheeks - this has definitely taken some stress away. I'm so thankful to everyone."

- Anonymous client

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