Ruils in partnership with the Richmond GP Alliance is delivering Social Prescribing across Richmond. Social Prescribing supports you to take control of your health and wellbeing by connecting you with activities and support in your local community.
It starts with a GP or other health care professional making a referral to one of our link workers, who will then meet with you to find out more about you and what you are wanting to achieve or change. The link worker spends time getting to know you and together you will explore different options available in your local community. This could include supporting you with things like managing stress, loneliness, finding social groups, learning new skills, physical activity or getting information on employment, benefits, housing and legal advice.
We have 16 link workers who are based within GP practices across the borough. They work with a group of practices who have all come together to offer a wide range of services to their local community.
"I am pleased that my GP referred me to your organisation. Today when I had a chat with you it really helped me enormously, you really listened to my present health concerns physically and mentally caused by the Covid19 , I felt that you were very sympathetic to my situation on which made me feel very comfortable talking to you and tell you all about my worries and fears at this present times". - Richmond Resident