Social prescriber - Mary Finlay
“Social Prescribing is a (non-medical) service that aims to help people improve both their health and wellbeing. It sees a broad range of people with differing social, emotional and practical needs, helping them access the right resources (e.g., groups, courses, activities, information, social connections, services, support, etc.) to meet those needs.
Social Prescribing Link Workers can support you to identify what is important to you and to set your own goals. They can then help you explore a range of options, such as groups, activities or services that can support you. Social Prescribing Link Workers go beyond simply providing information. They are able to listen, encourage you to try something new, help you find the right support and resources to meet your individual needs and make referrals for you, where necessary.
You can refer yourself by:
• Completing the online form at: https://togetherco.org.uk/contact-us (please add the name of your GP practice in the ‘Message’ box)
• Or you can ask any member of staff at your GP practice to refer you to Social Prescribing.
Support for Vunerable People during Covid-19 Outbreak
If you would like to request some help for yourself or someone else click here
Are you struggling to pay your gas and electric bills this winter?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Even in a normal year, as many as 1 in 10 households across the UK are unable to adequately heat the home without compromising on other essentials like rent or food. This matters because cold homes are linked to higher rates of infection, worsening of chronic conditions like depression and COPD and are thought to play a significant role in as many as 10% of excess winter deaths.
There are many avenues of free support available however, offering everything from energy-saving home improvements to emergency financial assistance. We’ve included an array of links below, and please feel free to ask us in surgery if you want any further information or support. Dr Pumphrey will be taking the lead on this, but any of the team would be happy to help.
Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operation (BHESCo):
Local Energy Advice Partnership:
Simple Energy Advice:
Free Boilers for Pensioners:
Brighton and Hove Local Discretionary Social Fund Application:
The Carer’s Centre
The Carer’s Centre is a charity working with unpaid family carers (residing within the unitary authority of Brighton & Hove), or caring from someone who lives in Brighton & Hove.
It's Local Actually; Local Free and Low-Cost Activities
Feeling lonely or disconnected? Search our database of free or low cost activities in your area. If you want to get out and about more, meet new people or just want to know what’s going on in your area, we can help you.
Money Advice Plus is a registered charity (Money Advice & Community Support Service) based in Brighton & Hove, helping and supporting people experiencing difficulty managing their money or financial affairs.
Call: 01273 664000 (9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00; Office phone for general info) or
0800 988 7037 (15:00-19:00 Monday, 10:00-140 Tuesday, 12:30-16:30 Wedneasday and Thursday, and 10:00-14:00 Friday; Moneyworks Advice Line for debt & welfare benefit advice)
MyLife Brighton and Hove - Local and National services
My Life is an easy-to-use, online directory listing local Brighton & Hove and national organisations and service to support everyday living.