Social Prescribing/Community Navigation
At The Bureau, our aim is to support members of our community in self-managing social, personal, and physical wellbeing issues. We provide connections to appropriate services, a listening ear, and support in setting realistic and achievable goals to improve health and wellbeing.
You can make a self-referral via our website, by calling 01457 865722, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by asking a professional such as your GP Surgery, Adult Care, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (District Nurse, OT, Physio, etc.), or Intermediate Care (e.g. Stamford Unit) to refer you to us.
You can also view the Community Navigation flyer HERE.
What does it involve ?
We provide one-to-one support using person-centered approaches to create a supportive plan with goals and actions to help individuals manage their own health and wellbeing.
Social Prescribing provides comprehensive information, advice and support to help people remain healthy and living independently for as long as possible. We work in partnership with people to explore a range of different solutions and support tailored to their unique situation, centring on ‘What matters most?’ to our clients. The support offered is holistic and proactive.
The service builds on an individual’s assets and strengths and recognises the importance of existing networks of support provided by friends, family and others within their community. Solutions include help to manage long-term health conditions, practical day-to-day support services, advocacy and general help with life’s ups and downs. Link workers will facilitate access to a range of community-based resources and solutions.
Social Prescribing tackles the social issues that people may be facing such as loneliness or social isolation, financial difficulties, housing, unemployment, lifestyle issues, relationship problems, mental wellbeing etc.
Case Study: Roy’s Story
Case Study: Jim
Jim lives on his own in Glossopdale, he’s 60 years old and has experienced complex losses. He also has ongoing family and relationship difficulties which left him isolated and disconnected from the community. His Social Prescriber connected him into Glossop Arts Project’s art from home packs while he was recovering from surgery. Jim was also linked into various faith-based social groups, PC Refurb to get some support using IT equipment, The Bureau’s Adult Forest School and coffee mornings. Now, he’s enjoying his newfound social support network, has a greater sense of personal independence and empowerment, and is feeling more hopeful for the future.