My Social Prescription

My Social Prescription

Do you want to feel healthier, happier and more involved in your community?

Launched in 2013, ‘My Social Prescription’ is a community based scheme led by Community360 across Colchester and Tendring.  It serves to connect community members to voluntary and community services and volunteers to improve their health and wellbeing.

My Social Prescription does this by addressing the social issues that can affect people’s wellbeing, as well as providing support with their health conditions and encouraging self-care.

This is achieved by identifying the most appropriate referral, utilising community assets (i.e. people, services, community resources) to respond to the social need, ultimately improving the quality of life of the patient and family and reducing demand on public services. It also reduces duplication of effort, plus encourages independence and self-care.

It has been designed to reduce time spent finding the help people need by informing them of the right service, in the right place, first time.

Community Agents Essex specifically support older people and informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community. Click here for more information.