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Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, wellbeing and independence.
Contact the team on:
Social prescribers: 0300 303 5291
Wellbeing Coaching: 01905 27525
Lifestyle Advice: 01905 27525
How Does It Work?
A member of your GP practice team may suggest a referral to the Social Prescribing service. One of our Social Prescribers will contact you to find out what you are interested in, tell you about what activities and services are available locally and help you to access them.
Together you will be able to:
1. Explore what is important for your life and wellbeing.
2. Identify the local activities and services you can benefit from.
3. Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you.
The social prescriber is:
• Someone to talk to confidentially.
• Someone who is practical, helpful and who will not judge you.
• Someone who can help you decide what you’d like to do to improve your health, wellbeing and independence.
• Someone who can find you activities that will suit you.
• Someone who can give you support along the way.
Social prescribing can link you with many services in your community to help. These may include:
• Healthy lifestyles and active lives.
• Arts, music, outdoors and creativity.
• Befriending, counselling and other support groups.
• Housing, benefits and financial support and advice.
• Employment, training and volunteering.
• Education and learning.
• Getting involved in local groups and activities.
• Accessing specialist services and support.
Worcestershire HANDi Paediatric App
The Worcestershire HANDi Paediatric App provides expert support for parent/carers and medical professionals caring for children with the most common childhood illnesses and is now available to download for free via the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Well-Being App Library. It is hoped that the app will enable parent/cares to better self-manage common childhood conditions and reduce demand on primary and secondary care.
Strong and Steady Exercise Classes
We are now taking registrations for classes in being held at:-
- Bromsgrove Methodist Church
- New Song Church, Sidemoor
- Fathers Barn, Rubery
- The Village Hall, Wythall
To register your interest in joining this nationwide falls prevention programme please complete the registration form below or call me Hayley on 01527 881404. I can take your details over the telephone in a few minutes and discuss the most suitable venue for you to attend.
The Strong and Steady Exercise programme is designed for people who feel unsteady on their feet or have had a fall. These classes aim to improve strength and balance, and they make people feel more confident when out and about. They could make the difference between remaining independent living too.
Any medical professional can refer into the class or if you feel that you would benefit from this type of targeted exercise you can complete the registration form yourself, and we will be in touch. Once we receive the referral you will be invited to attend a session that is close to your home.
If you would like to join any of these classes or would like more information, in the first instance please complete the form below and someone will get in touch with you, or call Hayley on 01527 881404.
To refer yourself to this service use the link below to complete the referral form:
Healthy Minds - Previously known as Let's Talk, Healthy Minds support people who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.
Self-refer into our physiotherapy service
Before you complete the self-referral form
- Have you been using the advice and tips on the self-help sections for around 8 weeks?
- Are you still feeling pain or discomfort?
- Are you registered with a GP practice in Evesham, Droitwich, Pershore, Malvern, Tenbury, Worcester, Upon, Redditch or Bromsgrove?
If you have answered yes to all the above then you should complete the form by following the link above, providing as much information as possible.
Helpful contact numbers:
Catherine Adams Physio: Tel: 01527 559594
Health Visitors Tel: 01527 488320
District Nurse Tel: 01527 488340
Comminuty midwife: Tel: 01527 512146
Sexual health & family planning: Tel: 01527 516398
Substance misuse Swanswell: Tel: 0300 303 8200
Ocupational therapy: Tel: 01527 488016
Princess of Wales Community Hospital: Tel: 01527 488000
Alexandra Hospital Redditch: Tel: 01527 503030
Emergency Dentist: Tel: NHS 111