Going Local: Social Prescribing - Connecting Communities
Life can be challenging sometimes, and when there's more than one hurdle, it can be hard to know where to start. The Going Local social prescribing service gives you a safe place to talk at length about any worries that might be affecting your health and wellbeing and find out about what support is available in your community.
You can access Going Local by speaking with your GP surgery and asking for a social prescribing referral, or by completing the form below:
Once we've received your referral one of our social prescribers will contact you to arrange a session to talk through any of your concerns or issues. We are there to listen. Our highly trained social prescribers will then be able to help you get the right advice and to navigate local support services that could benefit you.
You might be worried about your housing and financial situation, or perhaps you're keen to find out about local courses or discover a new interest. Whatever you are looking to change in your life, we can use our in-depth community knowledge to help you focus on what matters most and take the steps to making those positive changes.
We are currently working with the following GP surgeries:
Adur GP surgeries:
- The Manor Practice, Southwick
- Harbour View Healthcare (Pond Rd & Downsway), Shoreham-by-Sea
- Northbourne Medical Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
- Ball Tree Surgery, Sompting
- Ball Tree Surgery (Kingfisher Branch), Lancing
- The Orchard Surgery, Lancing
- New Pond Row Surgery, Lancing
Worthing GP surgeries:
- Victoria Road Surgery
- Worthing Medical Group (Heene Road and Shelley Road)
- Lime Tree Surgery (Durrington, Findon and Phoenix)
- St Lawrence Surgery
- Selden Medical Centre
- The Strand Medical Centre
- The Barn Surgery
- Cornerways Surgery
- Broadwater Medical Centre
If you would like to find out more about Going Local and our approach to social prescribing, please contact the team:
“Going Local has given me a new lease of life - I felt isolated and didn't know where to turn. Now that my worries are being dealt with, I feel more confident and ready to move forward with my life.”
Video: Phil's Going Local Story
Video: Carol's Going Local Story
Video by The King's Fund: How Social Prescribing can help you
Debs Taylor: The impact of social prescribing on people and communities
For more information please read:
- Going Local - Our End of Year Report for 2022-23 (461KB)
- The National Academy for Social Prescribing's academic collaborative is compiling rapid evidence reviews and short briefings on priority themes. Those published so far include summaries of what the evidence tells us about the impact of social prescribing on measuring economic impact and health outcomes.
See: Evidence for Social Prescribing - on the National Academy for Social Prescribing website
- Tackling Loneliness Report March 2023: The Government has published this year's annual report assessing the current measures on tackling loneliness. The report references social prescribing and the role it can play in tackling isolation and supporting people to connect to their communities.
See: Tackling Loneliness annual report March 2023: the fourth year - on the GOV.UK website
And please also see:
- What is social prescribing? - on the King's Fund website
- Resources for social prescribing link workers - on the National Academy for Social Prescribing website
Need assistance with this service?
Get in touch:
Going Local: Social Prescribing: Community Referrals
Page last updated: 21 December 2023