To access the service
Did you know that a new support service is available at Langley Corner Surgery. Prescription Plus is a way of linking patients from this surgery with support and activities within the local community to help improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The support is free or low cost and includes social groups, physical activities, counselling, information and advice around debt, housing and benefits, help with particular issues or conditions and more.
If you are aged 18 or over, have a long-term medical condition, and feel that this support could help you, please ask your GP or a member of staff for a referral into the service. A Prescription Plus Community Support Co-ordinator will meet with you, and help you to access the support you need.
Would you like to help us combat loneliness and isolation in Crawley? Prescription Plus is looking for volunteers to support our clients at community activities and services. Are you open-minded and non-judgemental? Do you have lots of empathy? Do you have no driving endorsements and access to a car? If so, we would love to hear from you. To find out more about volunteering with Prescription Plus, contact Kate Valentine on 01293 657002, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our PCN Social Prescriber aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by connecting them to community support and activities. Available through GP surgeries, support is free or low cost and includes social groups, physical activities, counselling, information and advice around debt, housing and benefits, help with particular issues or conditions and more.
Tracy Olckers, PCN Social Prescriber
I started work as a Social Prescriber for Prescription Plus, a Crawley Community Action Project, in 2016. I am now working for the Crawley Care Collaborative PCN which includes the following Practices in the Crawley area; Bridge Medical Centre, Langley Corner Surgery, Leacroft Medical Practice and Southgate Medical Group. Many things can affect your health and wellbeing. Clinicians tell me that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely or stressed by work, money or housing related issues. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term health conditions. That’s where social prescribing comes in, it starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your clinician or with another person in the practice team. They will refer you to me, your practice social prescribing link worker. I can support you in finding appropriate low cost or free help or advice.
For more information or to be referred into the service, please contact your surgery.