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Social Prescribing - connecting people with appropriate community resources and support services, with the aim of enabling people to increase their independence and ability to self-manage, thereby reducing demand on health services.

The Social Prescribing Service for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley is an innovative new project funded by the Department of Health. Working in partnership with the NHS DGSS Clinical Commissioning Group, Imago Social Prescribing provides short-term intervention and support to adults with complex health and social care needs.


Acting as a guide through the health and social care system, Social Prescribers connect people with appropriate community resources and support services, with the aim of enabling people to increase their independence and ability to self-manage, thereby reducing demand on health services. People being discharged from or who have recently left hospital will receive 12 weeks of support to meet identified and additional needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Imago Hub
Telephone
0300 111 1110
E-mail
hub@imago.community
Website
https://www.imago.community/.../Social-Prescribing

Other Details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Referrals to the service are via health and social care professionals and community services using the online referral form at the bottom of the page, or you can contact the team directly at navigation@imago.community or on 0300 011 1965.

Notes

Social prescribers offer impartial information, advice and guidance through home visits, telephone or by email. Taking a personalised approach, the Social Prescriber works with the individual and family to develop a holistic support plan, which is then worked through in partnership to enable the person to achieve their desired outcomes, goals and aspirations. To do this, the Social Prescriber will connect people with organisations who can provide ongoing help.

Such as:

Housing, financial support, form filling, home safety (including aids and adaptations/ assistive technology), befriending, social activities, transport, domestic support, respite and signposting to domiciliary care.

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