Social Prescribing

KPWCDT have recently become a Social Prescribing Hub for the area.

What is Social Prescribing? Social Prescribing is a service which is about helping people with Long-term conditions to access non-medical sources of support within the community.  This could be in the form of activities and groups, or volunteering.  It has been shown to reduce people’s feelings of social isolation, helps them to make friends and to enjoy a range of activities, which in turn has a positive effect on how they feel about themselves.  The evidence suggests that this also helps to reduce GP attendance and Hospital admissions, so saving money for the NHS.

imagesAs part of this programme, we have started a Lunch and Games group which runs on Mondays from 12-2pm.  We have a range of fun activities such as Boccia (similar to bowls) and tipping netball to play on the outdoor sports pitch in fine weather; and various board games, dominos, cards and quizzes for indoors.  We are aiming to make these activities accessible for all, so whether you are in a wheelchair user, are recovering from a stroke, have a visual impairment or have difficulty with grip, we will do our best to include you.

The cost is only £2.50 including lunch (phone Cate on 01909 770007 to book a place).  You don’t have to be a social prescribing patient to join in so come along, meet new friends and have some fun.

There will be more activities coming soon so watch this space…!