Tameside’s Social Prescribing team is here to support you to focus on improving your wellbeing through meeting new people and trying new activities in your local community.
Who is it for?
Tameside residents who are experiencing the following:
- Loss of confidence
- Low mood
- Life changing events such as bereavement, new born, retirement
- Long term health conditions
- Poor health linked to housing
- Challenges with finances, work or relationships
What are the benefits?
- Improve mental and physical health
- Meet new people
- Participate in new activities
- Increase self esteem
- Access work, training and volunteering
How much does it cost?
Tameside Social Prescribing service is free to access for all.
How do I get involved?
If you feel that you are ready to open your world please contact us. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you think social prescribing might be able to help you:
- By phone: 0161 830 6833
- By email: email@example.com
- Or, by completing our self-referral form.
If you are referring a client, patient or an individual you are working with, please use your Elemental digital social prescribing platform. If you don't have access to Elemental, please contact us by phone on 0161 830 6833 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you setup.
What happens next?
Tameside Social Prescribing team will contact you for a chat about what we do to see if it is right for you. If it is right for you, your social prescriber will start by getting to know you, what you would like to do, what your interests are and what community support you feel you need.
Over the phone, by video call or in person, we can talk about ways to connect safely with local people and groups at your own pace, your social prescriber can give you the information you need to re-connect with your community. We are not support workers, so the plan is that you will take the lead, we just help to get you started.
Did you know?
There are a wide range of community groups and networks in Tameside delivering activities, sessions, meetings and events!
These groups focus on supporting local people and the community. They range from grassroots groups to large charities. Activities and services include:
- coffee mornings
- walking clubs
- debt support and counselling
- age 50+ social groups
An example of what we do...
John was shielding and told us that he was used to being on his own and had never thought to reach out for support. We told him about local organisations, and he felt confident enough to be referred to a befriending service, near his home. They matched him with a volunteer who will get to know him on the phone and will be able to visit him at home once restrictions are lifted. We will keep working with John for a short time to ensure that these new connections continue to grow, and flourish and support him to make new connections so that he no longer feels isolated from his local community.
Our Privacy Notice for Social Prescribing is available here.