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"A stepping stone to a healthier, happier you"

 

The Healthy Futures service works with 23 GP practices in Plymouth.  We work with patients who would like support to access activities and services in the community to improve their health and wellbeing. 

The surgeries we are working with are:

  • Adelaide Street Surgery
  • Budshead Medical Practice
  • Devonport Health Centre
  • Efford Medical Centre
  • Elm Surgery
  • Ernesettle Medical Centre
  • Friary House Surgery
  • Knowle House Surgery
  • Laira Surgery
  • Mannamead Surgery
  • Mount Gould Primary Care Centre
  • North Road West Medical Centre
  • Oakside Surgery
  • Peverell Park Surgery
  • Roborough Surgery
  • Southway Surgery
  • Stirling Road Surgery
  • St Levan Surgery
  • St Neots Surgery
  • Stoke Surgery
  • Trelawny Surgery
  • West Hoe Surgery
  • Wycliffe Surgery

The service is also available to people living in the Wolseley Trust’s area of benefit. Please click here to view our catchment area.

 

What we offer patients

  • If a patient would like some non-medical support, a referral can be made to Healthy Futures by their surgery, or a patient can refer themselves by getting in touch. 
  • The person referred will be invited to meet with a Link Worker.  They will listen them, help to identify what matters to the person and what type of support they would like. 
  • The Link Worker will work alongside the patient to create a plan to help them reach goals and improve wellbeing. 
  • The Link Worker will support the patient to access local organisations and activities.

For more information about what we can help with and how to be referred to the service, please download our leaflet here or phone 01752 203673.

 

What we offer Primary Care staff, Practices and PCNs

  • GP practice based social prescribing clinics with dedicated Link Workers working as part of practice teams.
  • An easy and flexible referral route.
  • Quarterly and annual feedback and reporting.
  • Trained link Workers who have completed relevant Bluestream modules, and are supported in their roles as part of a social prescribing team and with provision of clinical supervision.
  • ‘What is Social Prescribing’ training (half an hour) for all practice staff so they are able to confidently refer suitable patients.
  • Regular visits to practice meetings to update on the project and receive feedback to continue shaping our service.

Please click here to see a summery of what we achieved last year and contact Gemma Gowan on 01752 203670 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the Wolseley Trust delivering Social Prescribing in your PCN/Practice.

  

Wolseley Trust Counselling Service

Our Counselling Service is available to people referred to Healthy Futures and offers counselling support alongside the practical support of social Prescribing following a referral from a link worker.  The service was developed when the need to access counselling quickly and for free was identified through patients referred to the service. 

The service is currently funded to support social prescribing patients registered with:

  • Devonport
  • Efford
  • Knowle House
  • Mannamead
  • Mount Gould
  • Roborough
  • Stirling Road Surgery
  • St Levan
  • St Neots
  • Stoke
  • Trelawny

The service is also available to people living in the Wolseley Trust’s area of benefit.  Please click here to view our Catchment Area.

Please click here to see our Counselling leaflet.

For more information about the counselling service, please contact the Healthy Futures office on 01752 203673 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To see our GDPR privacy notice, please download it here.

 

History and Development

The Wolseley Trust has been delivering Social Prescribing in our area of benefit in partnership with local surgeries since 2012.  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.  Up until 2017, the service had supported over 500 people.

The service expanded in 2018 following funding from Plymouth City Council and NHS England’s competitive Health and Wellbeing Fund.  The project grew to work with 23 surgeries across the city and enabled us to recruit 5 additional link workers, a community development worker and a counselling coordinator.  Our Counselling Coordinator oversees the counselling service and supervises volunteer counsellors, while our Community Development Worker enhances our knowledge and partnerships with local voluntary and community organisations which offer local social ‘prescriptions.’

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Wolseley Close
Plymouth
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Tel: 01752 607449