Social Prescribing Link Workers are part of the Miulti-Disciplinary Team (MDT) delivering personalised care to people, enabling them to take control of their health and wellbeing.
Social Prescribing Link Workers can support anyone who would benefit, including but not exclusively people in the following situations:
- On the lower level of the mental health/illness continum
- With one or more long-term conditions
- Who are lonely or experiencing social isolation
- Who have complex social needs that affect their wellbeing
- Who are having financial and housing issues
- People who are experiencing domestic violence
Social Prescribing Link Workers may do one or more of the following:
- Make observations from social and wider determinants of health point of view
- Seek to address what matters to the individual holistically through time to talk and shared decision-making.
- Facilitate, connect, and link people to the right support and interventations that can help address the identified needs, which in turn helps to improve mental health and physical well-being.
- Refer to a variety of voluntary and community sector schemes that provide activities and support such as volunteering, exercise groups, gardening, healthy eating, and cooking.
- Support individuals to be resilient , independent, empowered, and able to unblock barriers to better health and wellbeing which are largely responsible for health inequalities.
The Black County and West Birmingham Training Hub would like to invite you to the SocialPrescriberPlus Programme which is an online training for Social Prescribing Link Workers working in Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
This online training delivered via the Zoom meeting platform, runs across three half-day modules, with the first two modules taking place in the same week and the third module taking place after the social prescriber has gained experience in the role.
Please note the training is being offered to 2 SPLWs per PCN.
To book on to this training please click on the relevant link below, please ensure you attend all dates in your preferred Cohort, as you will not be able to complete the full training. The training does not allow you to select modules from other cohorts, so if you book on Cohort 1 you are expected to attend all dates to complete the training.
- Module 1 - Monday 1st March 13.30 - 16.30
- Module 2 - Tuesday 2nd March 09.30 – 12.30
- Module 3 - Tuesday 16 March 09.30 – 12.30
- Module 1 - Tuesday 2nd March 13.30 - 16.30
- Module 2 - Wednesday 3rd March 09.30 – 12.30
- Module 3 - Tuesday 16 March 13.30 - 16.30
- Module 1 - Thursday 4th March 13.30 - 16.30
- Module 2 - Friday 5th March 09.30 – 12.30
- Module 3 - Thursday 18th March 13.30 - 16.30
Please see below the links to lots of useful documents:
PCN Reference Guide for Social Prescibers (you will find a sample job description and a sample person specificatio under Annex C)
Please click the link below to view a video about Personalised Care in the Black Country