• Norwood Forum

Social prescribing event: Wednesday 18 December

An event aimed at local community groups providing services to local people helping our residents to become more active, connecting them into the local community and signposting them to new services/ groups.

Social Prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker - to provide them with a face to face conversation during which they can learn about the possibilities and design their own personalised solutions, i.e. ‘co-produce’ their ‘social prescription’- so that people with social, emotional or practical needs are empowered to find solutions which will improve their health and wellbeing, often using services provided by the voluntary and community sector. It is an innovative and growing movement, with the potential to reduce the financial burden on the NHS and particularly on primary care.

The Lambeth Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are holding this event to introduce the new PCN Link Workers, learn about their work and make contacts in the community with people and organisations operating in the field.

When: Wednesday 18 December 2019 (2-4:30pm)

Where: West Norwood Library & Picturehouse (the Community Room), 1-5 Norwood High Street, West Norwood, London, SE27 9JX.

Further info. and to register: Eventbrite listing