Community Link Workers

Community Link Workers COVID-19 Update

We are continuing to follow government guidelines and are therefore now able to offer home visits to those who would benefit. We will be wearing PPE and will keep a 2 metre distance.


Our Social Prescribing Community Link Workers are embedded with the following GP surgeries:

  • Amersham Health Centre
  • Berryfields Practice
  • Gladstone Road Surgery
  • Hughenden Valley Surgery
  • John Hampden GP Surgery
  • Little Chalfont Surgery
  • Meadowcroft Surgery
  • New Surgery
  • Oakfield Surgery
  • Poplar Grove Surgery
  • Rectory Meadow Surgery
  • The Mandeville Practice
  • The Practice Prospect House
  • Water Meadow 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.

If you feel you require any support to access this service, for example hearing loop, translator or mobility aids, please call 01494 463364 or email info@bucksmind.org.uk and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.