Social Prescribing Service
The Social Prescribing Service offers free, confidential personalised support specifically tailored around what matters to you. We can help you to build the confidence and motivation to overcome barriers that you may be facing by using health coaching techniques and working closely with various services and partners.
We support any resident of Chorley and any patient of the Chorley Central Primary Care Network and Chorley Together Primary care Network. Please ask your GP for support with a referral to Social Prescribing or contact Chorley Council on 01257 515151.
What to expect from the Social Prescribing Service
Once allocated to a Social Prescribing Link Worker, a welcome call will be made, and an initial assessment booked to find out what goals you have in mind. Your Social Prescriber will work with you for around 3 months to support with reaching the goals you have set together. When you have achieved your goals, a closing assessment will be held to reflect on the progress made.
Case Study example's
A resident of Chorley was referred by his GP after becoming increasingly isolated and anxious to leave his home. The Social Presciber supported him over the phone and visited his property to get to know him more. They then went along to some coffee mornings and outdoor projects as he used to love camping. Over time he has grown confidence and is now volunteering at one of the local sessions. He is overjoyed about making new friends, building his resilience as well as now giving back to the community.
A referral was received from Chorley Council. The Social Prescriber spoke with the lady and discussed what matters to her, she needed support with applying for benefits and managing her day to day finances. Referrals were made to Citizens Advice who supported with applying for the correct benefits and looked at her energy bills too. The Social Prescriber and the lady also went to one of the Food Clubs together which enabled her to meet some new friends. She is now feeling much happier and has more control over her finances.