What is Social Prescribing and what do we do ?

Northamptonshire Carer’s SPRING social prescribing service can be referred into by local agencies, professionals or people can self-refer.  Our Link Workers will then take it from there, giving people the time to focus on ‘what matters to them’ and take a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social prescribing is suitable for a wide range of people, to include; people with one or more long-term  health condition, those who need support with their mental health, those who are lonely or isolated, or those who have complex social needs which are affecting their overall health and wellbeing.

Our Social Prescribers are fully trained and will arrange to talk to you about how you are feeling, and what you think might help you to improve your health and wellbeing. They will recommend, and help you to access a range of social activities, supporting and giving advice by establishing what matters to you, they will work with you to connect you with local services to meet your individual needs and help you to find new opportunities.

Topics for discussion and review include:-

  • Your lifestyle
  • Looking after yourselves (everyday living tasks)
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Work, volunteering & other activities
  • Money
  • Housing
  • Family & friends
  • Mental well-being

We believe that if you feel connected and supported, your health and wellbeing will improve which will then lead you to achieve greater things and have a better quality of life.

Our eligibility criteria to qualify for this support is:-

  • To be 18 or over
  • Living in Northamptonshire
  • Have a long-term health condition
  • And have a sense that there is more to life than you are currently experiencing.


For more information, or to make a referral, as a professional or a self-referral, please visit our website.

You can telephone us on:  01604 974995 or e-mail us


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