Being healthy and well is a very important part of living a full and happy life. If you’re not feeling well GPs can prescribe medications and treatments, but what if they thought that something else could also help? Perhaps something like a social activity, a support group, or a sports activity? That’s where Social Prescription comes in.
Social Prescription is when your GP ‘prescribes’ you something other than medication or treatment. If your GP thinks you might benefit from a Social Prescription then they will refer you to the Community Navigator based at your GP surgery. Your Community Navigator will work with you to find an activity or organisation that would suit your interests and your needs and they’ll support you to access it for free for up to 12 weeks.
In Luton, Social Prescription is currently available from the Moakes Medical Centre, Gardenia Surgery and the Woodland Avenue Practice, with the aim that more GP’s will become involved over the next 12 months.
Get in Touch
If you would like to know more about Social Prescription talk to a member of our Health and Wellbeing Team. There’s a variety of ways to get in touch with but whatever route you choose, a Member of the team will be happy to speak to you
- Just call 01582 400272 to speak to a member of the team. If no-one is immediately available, we will call you back.
- Fill out the ‘Talk to the Team’ form on this website and we’ll be happy to follow up with you.
- Text MOVE to 60066 and a member of the team will get back in touch