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Social Prescribing Link Worker

2 positions available

Salary: £27,000 pro rata Per Year

Ref: SPLW 60122
Contract
Location: No 2 The Esplanade, The Old Post Office, Rochdale OL16 1AE
Hours: 37.5 for one vacancy and 22.5 for the other vacancy

Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

The post is central to the engagement and referral support for individuals, families and carers, receiving direct referrals from GP Practices.

Working as a member of RHA you will be provided with direct professional support and development in the delivery of this role, which will include attendance at the Primary Care Academy development programme.

If you have the experience and skills to engage and support people in a holistic approach that is non-medical then we would invite you to apply for a post within the team. There are full/part-time opportunities available.

Closing Date: 28/01/2022 

More Information


Contact: Beverley Beaumont
Rochdale Health Alliance
No 2 The Esplanade
The Old Post Office
Rochdale
OL16 1AE
07789 817859

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