Social Prescribing Link Worker

Social Prescribers (Link Workers)


  1. Muhammad Abu Hasnath
  2. Amy Cowperthwaite
  3. Rebecca Young


Link workers give people time and focus on what matters to the person as identified in their care and support plan. They connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. Link workers typically work with people over 6-12 contacts over a 3-month period with a typical caseload of 200-250 people depending on the complexity of peoples needs.



  • Patients have access to additional nonclinical support options via primary care to support them becoming less socially isolated and be more independent.
  • Reduction in GP consultations
  • Promotes social support and innovation in community-based services as an alternative to medication.


Contractual requirements: -IIF / Personalised Care DES/ Anticipatory Care DES