Social Prescribing Link Workers are employed in non-clinical roles, to connect people with local community activities and services that can help improve their health and wellbeing. They are recruited for their listening skills, empathy, and ability to support people. A vital part of their role will be to build relationships with the people they are helping by listening carefully to what's important to them and what motivates them.
Social Prescribing Link Workers help to reduce health inequalities by supporting patients to unpick complex issues affecting their wellbeing. They enable patients to have more control over their own lives and develop skills, abilities and coping mechanisms.