The role of a Social Prescriber?
Key functions of the Social Prescriber:
- Building rapport and trust with people
- Listening to 'what matters to them'
- Helping the person to develop a personalised support plan
- Knowing the services and support networks available in an area
- Conecting people to services/support (formal e.g. commisisoned services and informal e.g. groups/clubs/networks)
- Supporting local communities to set up new activities e.g walking group, gardening club at community centres, coffee morning etc.
- Who would be suitable to be referred to a social prescriber?
- People with one or more long term condition
- Those who need support with their mental health
- Those who are lonley or isolated
- People who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing
“I once felt so useless when I now know I’m a star,
I’m strong and I’m resilient because I’ve come so far.
My life is now worth living when it could have been so tragic,
And that’s why social prescribing is a prescription of pure magic.”
Current Health Campaigns
Many women had their cervical smear appointments postponed during the peak of COVID-19, and invitations for appointments were delayed. George Clare Surgery is now in a position to re arrange these cancelled appointments, so if we have not yet been in contact then please call us and get booked in.
For more information on Cervial Smears please visit https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-screening-awareness-week
Share your recent experience of healthcare
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough have launched a new survey to find out people’s experiences of health, social care, and community support since the start of the coronavirus crisis; to help local authorities and the NHS understand how things are affecting local people.
They need your help to share the survey far and wide https://www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/coronavirus-yourviews
If you need a paper questionnaire, please contact Healthwatch on 0330 355 1285
Letters from Lockdown!
Lonliess can be felt by anyone at anytime, during the current pandemic many people are feeling cut off and isolated from the world.
Do you feel like this? or want to support someone who is feeling like this? then join the Letter from Lockdown Letter Exchange!
If you would like to take part, please send a few details about yourself and your hobbies, with a completed permission form by email or post to:
Sarah Bellow, Letters from Lockdown, Community Development, Care Network,
18, Broadway House, 149-151, St.Neot’s Road, Hardwick, Cambs, CB23 7QJ
Call: 01954 211919
COPE- Talking Together
A new initiative which brings older adults together for engaging and stimulating conversations about topics of shared interest. This free
programme offers weekly telephone-based discussion groups which are joined from the comfort of your home. No special technology is required, just your own telephone. Each group, scheduled for 45 minutes, is facilitated by skilled leaders with whom participants can share their ideas, opinions and experiences. Please join us! Registration is required.
To join contact COPE - 01223 364303 or click the document below
Overview of Dates
ENVIRONMENT Bruce Huett - Monday 29 June, 6, 13, 20, 27 July, 3 Aug at 1pm
POET’S CORNER Liz Williams/Clare Crossman - Monday 29 June, 6, 13, 20, 27 July, 3 Aug at 2.15pm
LOOKING AT CAMBRIDGE Mike Petty - Monday 29 June, 6, 13, 20, 27 July, 3 Aug at 3.30pm
THE POWER OF BOOKS Leigh Chambers - Thursday 25 June, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July at 1pm
GARDENING Pam Gatrell - Thursday 25 June, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July at 2.15pm
DAVID PARR HOUSE Tamsin Wimhurst - Thursday 25 June, 2, 9 July at 3.30pm (NB 3 sessions)