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Social Support

Social Support

Social prescribing

Primary Care Link Workers are part of the Social Prescribing Team at York CVS. The Primary Care Link Workers are social prescribers based in GP surgeries across York, working alongside individuals to get to know them, and ultimately help them improve their health and wellbeing.

Often people access their GP for what is primarily a social issue, (e.g. loneliness, isolation, financial problems), social prescribing helps provide individuals with an alternative to medical intervention. The team are well placed to address the root cause of these difficulties, and are able to meet individuals in their surgery or out in the community, wherever an individual prefers.

This is a non-judgemental service to support individuals to make small changes, that could make a big impact on their quality of life. If you would like to access this service or find out more call 01904 437911 or visit the Ways to Wellbeing website.

Local Area Coordinators

You can also access support from City of York Council Local Area Coordinators (LAC); they work with individuals and families of all ages and abilities. They help raise awareness of available resources within the local community and support people with a wide range of issues.

Get support with:

  • taking steps to make your life better
  • helping you access a wide range of information
  • getting the right help from available services
  • developing relationships and community networks
  • getting your voice heard about things that are important to you
  • helping you find volunteering opportunities

Find out more about to contact a LAC here.

Social Care

If you want to arrange social care please contact City of York Council adult social care team to arrange an assessment, call 01904 555111.