Voluntary Action South West Surrey is now hosting a new social prescribing service. The service, funded by Surrey County Council, aims to link people who have non-medical issues, which affect their health and wellbeing, with local organisations and services which will help them address these issues and may lead to an improvement in these areas of their lives.
What the service can help with:
- Independent living support
- Connecting to local activities, clubs and events
- Mental health or emotional support
- Signposting to advice services
How the service works:
The project covers Guildford and Waverley (CCG boundaries) and is supported by two link workers who are based at VASWS in Guildford. We also have a number of local partner organisations who we can refer directly to such as CAB, Age UK, Action for Carers, Catalyst, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, and Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils.
How to make a referral:
To make a referral, any health care professional or member of the Adult Social Care team can complete the EMIS form or the electronic referral form that is then sent to the Community Care Coordination Centre (CCC) where it is triaged.
Straightforward referrals are sent direct to partner organisations but more complex ones are sent to the link workers.
There are two link workers at the volunteer centre: Nicola Freeman (Guildford link worker) and Jane Soothill (Waverley link worker).
For more information, please call 01483 565456