The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service works with GP Practices and Mental Health teams to support adults with long-term conditions and mental health issues to tackle barriers that prevent them from self-managing their health and wellbeing and becoming connected to their local community. A key aspect of the role is to assess the non-clinical needs of referred patients and, using a support planning approach, to provide a gateway into a wide range of support services and activities, primarily in the voluntary and community sector. This is not a Support Worker role and as such does not involve providing ongoing or long-term face-to-face support for patients. Voluntary and Community Services Advisors will assist people to access activities, services and support within their local community to develop healthy and supportive networks.
Full details of this role can be found in the attached full job description.