Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

Social Prescribing

Working alongside your GP to improve your health and well-being

Cost:Free
Available in:Darlington
  • Individuals can be referred by any health professional (GP, Nurse, Health Visitor)
  • Led by Darlington Borough Council and delivered in partnership with voluntary organisations
  • Aims to maximise quality of life with non-medical sources of help in their area
  • Offers on-going support and signposting to improve wellbeing

About the Social Prescribing Service

The Social Prescribing service is led by Darlington Borough Council in collaboration with four key local voluntary organisations:

Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington
700 Club
Darlington Mind
Darlington Association on Disability

The service operates through referral via health professionals including GP's, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Health Visitors & Social Care Professionals.

Through agreement with the individual, their information will be securely shared with each of the partner organisations who are equipped to recommend a course of action to improve their overall heatlh and wellbeing.

This includes:

  • Information about services available in Darlington that may be beneficial or useful to improving Health and Wellbeing
  • More intensive mentoring to support and take advantage of activities and services for the first time, including support to do this.

The supporting organisation will then follow-up with the individual after one month and three months to see how the support has benefited them. This information is then fed back to the GP/Social Worker and assessed on how positive an impact it has had.

Help to become more Active
Support with Finances
Live more Independently

Could you improve your Wellbeing?

Wellness isn't just about medicine, there are many ways you can improve your Wellbeing:

  • Being more Active
  • Supporting your Mental Wellbeing
  • Being Healthier
  • Being More Socially Connected
  • Living Well and more Independently
  • Supporting with your Finances

If you could benefit from the support Social Prescribing provides, ask your GP for more information and to make a referral to the Darlington Social Prescribing Team.

Did you know?

The Social Prescribing service is available only via GP & Health Care provider referral.

Social Prescribing Location & Contacts

This service operates from:

Bradbury House

Age UK Darlington,
Bradbury House,
Beaumont Street West,
Darlington
DL1 5SX

01325 362832

Monday to Friday: 8:30AM - 4PM
Saturdays: 10AM - 2PM
Sundays: 12PM - 2.30PM

Social Prescribing Contact Details:

Patrick Blewitt
Care Services Coordinator

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Age UK Darlington is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1128377) registered in England and Wales as a Limited Company no. 6817492). Registered address: Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5SX.