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
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.
- 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.