Community Link Workers
Community Link Workers COVID-19 Update
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing.
Our Community Link Workers are providing remote support via phone and digital platforms (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams). We are making welfare calls to patients who fall into the clinically vulnerable categories and are assisting with the vaccination rollout in Mid-Chiltern Primary Care Network.
Our Social Prescribing Community Link Workers are embedded with the following GP surgeries:
- John Hampden GP Surgery
- Amersham Health Centre
- Rectory Meadow Surgery
- Hughenden Valley Surgery
- The Practice Prospect House
- Oakfield Surgery
- The Mandeville Practice
- Poplar Grove Surgery
- Berryfields Practice
- Meadowcroft Surgery
- Whitehill Surgery
Please view the video below to find out more about Social Prescribing.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through GP referral to non-medical Community Link Workers (CLW’s) based in GP surgeries who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Community Link Workers work collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated or have complex social needs that affect their wellbeing.
Referrals are through GP’s and Practice staff only.