Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group have launched an exciting and innovative pilot project that will lead to more people benefitting from the support of the Voluntary and Community Sector in the City.

GPs and other primary care providers will be supported to refer patients to a range of support that is available across the City in order to help those patients look at alternative ways of achieving improved health and well- being.

Three Link Workers will be based with partners across the City – their job will be to develop stronger links between Primary Care providers, their patients and the City’s Voluntary and Community Sector.

This project is part of the transformation of health and social care provision vital to enabling a pro-active and preventative approach to health and well-being. The project will work to address Professor Michael Marmot’s Commission on the social determinants of health such as stress, social inclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food and transport.

Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council with its comprehensive list of organisations working in the Health and Social Care field will be contacting you as well as GPs and other Primary Care providers across the City to talk about this innovative work.

If in the meantime you want to know more, please contact Geeta Patel, Social Prescribing Manager gpatel@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

 

 

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