Tameside Social Prescribing

Tameside's Social Prescribing service is now closed.

Find out more about the reasons for the closure and changes to Action Together's services in Tameside.

We have been provided with the following information on alternative services that you or the people you support can access:

Information on access to mental health and wellbeing support services is also available: Getting Help (tameside.gov.uk)

The difference our Social Prescribing service made

The free to access Tameside Social Prescribing service successfully delivered support to over 9,000 people over the last 6 years, with 94% of our clients reporting improvements in their health and wellbeing after working with the service.

Tameside Social Prescribing Team

“After I'd shared Jackie's Case Study, one member of staff praised how the team can go along to introduce people to build their confidence in going to groups and how this is amazing and also that they love receiving feedback to hear what the person has been up to, they said this is a really great feature. They also said that Elemental is very secure, and password protected if they receive emails from you.”

- Be Well Tameside


What our clients said about Social Prescribing

95% of our clients would recommend Social Prescribing to a friend or family member!

We asked our clients to describe their experience with Social Prescribing, and they said:

"Action Together are wonderful, it is such a good organisation. You have helped Ben enormously!"

Ben was feeling isolated before connecting with Social Prescribing. We put Ben in touch with Action Together's Volunteering team and he now volunteers at Ashton United In The Community and The Bread and Butter Thing, building his confidence and leading to new social activities and connections. Read Ben's Social Prescribing Story.

"You have honestly been so helpful! This is going to help me so much and I know I’ll feel better if I get to see my family and not have to worry about the cost of transport."

Audrey was referred into Social Prescribing for bereavement support, and for the isolation and loneliness she was experiencing. She had difficulty getting to see her family, so after one telephone appointment we found support available to reduce the cost of transport, helping Audrey see her family more often. Read Audrey's Social Prescribing Story.

Our Impact

In 2022/23 we:

  • Received 1,876 referrals from 476 services, groups, voluntary organisations, and clients themselves
  • Connected our clients to 455 different opportunities in the community
  • Held 13,043 appointments with Social Prescribing clients
  • Helped 42% of clients reduce anxiety

Read our annual report for 2022/2023 to find out about the difference Social Prescribing made in Tameside.


Quiser's Story

We met Quiser us at one of our regular drop-ins at The Anthony Seddon Centre in Ashton. Read about Quiser's Social Prescribing story or watch the video below: