Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:45

Plymouth Healthy Futures - Social Prescribing Service

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The Social Prescribing team are available to support practices and patients face to face, over the phone, email or video appointments.  For queries and referrals please contact us on 01752 203673 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Most of our Social Prescribing partners and community organisations are still available to provide support during this time.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or any of our partners – we are still here for you.  An up to date list of organisations available for support during the Covid-19 pandemic can be found on the Plymouth Online Directory:




Social Prescribing Service Overview

Healthy Futures works with 6 Primary Care Networks in Plymouth covering 33 GP surgeries.   

We work with patients who would like support to access activities and services in the community to improve their health and wellbeing. 

We are funded by Primary Care Networks, Plymouth City Council and the Department of Health.



What we offer

  • If a person would like some support to improve their wellbeing, a referral can be made to Healthy Futures by their surgery or they can self-refer by contacting us themselves.
  • The person referred will be contacted by a Link Worker.  They will listen them, help to identify what matters to them and what their goals are to improve their wellbeing. 
  • The Link Worker will work alongside them over a number of appointments to provide ongoing support and encouragement to reach goals and improve wellbeing.
  • The Link Worker will support them to access local organisations and activities.

Please click here to see our Healthy Futures leaflet.

We offer appointments over the phone, by video app, over email and face to face (if there is a safe space available and in strict compliance with current government guidelines). 

For more information about what we can help with and how to be referred to the service, please get in touch by phoning us on 07305 492193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



History and Development

The Wolseley Trust has been delivering Social Prescribing in our area of benefit in partnership with local surgeries and community organisations since 2010.  This service was funded by the Office for the Director of Public Health and the Wolseley Trust to meet the social needs of local people. 

Since 2017 the service has grown through successful funding applications to Department of Health and Plymouth City Council.  In 2019, the team secured contracts with 6 Primary Care Networks in Plymouth, providing dedicated social prescribers in 33 GP surgeries citywide.



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