Social Prescribing

 

Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, wellbeing and independence. Your doctor isn’t the only person who can help you feel better!

Many things affect a person’s health and wellbeing. You may be feeling stressed by work, money worries or housing problems. Sometimes it can be the stress of managing a long-term condition like diabetes or arthritis.

That’s where social prescribing comes in. Your Practice has a dedicated Social Prescribing Link Worker who is there to listen and help access people and activities that can support you and help you to feel better.

 

Together you will be able to:

1. Explore what is important for your life and wellbeing
2. Identify the local activities and services you can benefit from
3. Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you.
4. Improve your health and wellbeing by addressing what matters to you and giving you control over your health.

 

To contact our Social Prescribing Link Workers please speak to reception to get referred or utlise one of the other local social prescribing services below.

 

Help with Food costs: Lillington Pantry

If you are a local resident in Lillington, or the surrounding area, struggling to make ends meet they can provide help with food and other essential items. Their friendly and supportive team will also be on hand to help and signpost you to local support services, giving you the additional guidance required to overcome your individual situation.

You can request to join The Lillington Community Pantry by calling 01926 350 800 or emailing lillington@thecommunitypantry.org.uk. You will be contacted by a member of their team and invited to visit the Pantry to complete a Membership Application.

Our team will help you complete the Application Form, and you'll be informed before you arrive of any documents that you'll need to bring with you. After you've completed your Membership Application, you'll be given a Membership Card and can start shopping at the Pantry.

You can visit the Pantry once a week. It costs £5 each time you shop at the Pantry. If you require extras, such as toiletries, there will be a small additional cost.

Every 3 months, you'll be invited to a review with a member of our team. Your Membership runs for 6 months and can be renewed.

What sort of food do they provide?

They aim to provide food from across all food groups including a wide selection of store cupboard essentials, chilled, frozen and fresh fruit & vegetables. A small selection of cleaning products and toiletries will also be available for a small additional charge.

 

Brunswick Hub 'Crown Routes'

Crown Routes grew out of the Community Help and Information Network (The CHAIN) and provides various services and volunteering opportunities for the community in Lillington, North Leamington. In 2018 we opened a new community café at Acorn Court in Loxley Way, providing a central hub for our community-based projects and services. We provide hot drinks and lunches three days a week for older residents and for people in the wider community who may be experiencing social isolation. It offers a range of social prescribing support including:

  • Food bank vouchers
  • Chilled food bags
  • Mental healt support
  • Housing benefits
  • Debt support
  • Money management
  • Help on your CV
  • Employment advice

Contact:

Rachel: 01926 422 123 

rachelcefai@brunswickhlc.org.uk  rachelcefai@brunswickhlc.org.uk

 
Act on energy
Act on Energy encourages energy conservation by providing free and impartial advice to householders and small businesses in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and surrounding local areas.

 

Contact Act on Energy Advice Line on 0800 988 2881

Complete a short, easy, online Enquiry Form www.actonenergy.org.uk/contact-us/ 

Contact Alvynne, Complex Case Worker, South Warwickshire