South Uttlesford PCN
Social Prescribing Link Worker
We are looking to recruit a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our friendly, dynamic and progressive primary care network in South Uttlesford.
About South Uttlesford PCN
South Uttlesford PCN comprises 5 General Practices working in conjunction with local health and social care organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.
A semi-rural area, based around Stansted airport and thriving market towns such as Great Dunmow, there is a rapidly growing population with new housing developments and excellent transport links to London and Cambridge.
South Uttlesford is a lovely place to live and work with good working relationships forged between practices over many years. There is a real sense of enthusiasm to improve health and social care locally.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Link workers support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
The Job Description and Person Specification provide outlines of the responsibilities and requirements for this role.
What we offer
NHS Pension (employer is Uttlesford Health – GP provider company for Uttlesford)
Generous annual leave
Excellent transport links
Supportive working environment in General Practice
To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk.