Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:45

Plymouth Healthy Futures - Social Prescribing Service

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"A stepping stone to a healthier, happier you"


The Wolseley Trust Healthy Futures Social Prescribing Service will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 5:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2023 and will be reopening on Tuesday 02nd January 2024 at 9:00am.

Please note any emails, calls or voicemails left during the holidays will not be picked up until we return in January.


Support Services  


Support Required

Support Services

Crisis Helplines

Emergency Services – 999 or non-urgent 111

Samaritans – 116 123

Livewell First Response – 0800 923 9323

Food Support

Trussel Trust – professionals can refer for a food voucher

Food Plymouth – a list of places people can go themselves for help

Help Through Hardship – Urgent Food Parcels,

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm – 0808 208 2138

Energy Support

Plymouth Energy Community


The Silverline – 08004 708 090

Plymouth Befriending – 07496 474357

Eldertree – 01752 227 447

Mental Health Support

Headspace – 07890 257 614

Mind – 01752 512 280


Plymouth City Council Community Connectors Team

Shelter – 0808 800 4444

Homeless or threatened with homelessness – 01752 668 000

Benefits Support and Debt Advice / Blue Badge Applications

Citizens Advice Plymouth – 08082 787910 freephone

Healthy Lifestyles

One You Plymouth – 01752 437177

Domestic Abuse

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS) - 0800 458 2558






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 01752 203673 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.



Data Protection/GDPR Notice

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