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WHAT IS SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Social prescribing is person-centred support that works alongside you and your GP, on goals that are important to you in a non-medical way. Social prescribing allows us to address any barriers you may be experiencing to help improve your health and wellbeing. These barriers may be things such as housing, education, employment and connection to the community, which can all have a significant impact on your health.

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SOCIAL PRESCRIBING AT FOOTPRINTS

Footprints social prescribing program is called the Care Coordination Service (CCS). If you are over the age of 18 and have chronic health conditions, we can work with you to develop goals around your health and wellbeing. We can link you in with local community services, such as social groups and activities, as well as help you to navigate through Australian health care systems such as the National Disability Scheme, My Aged Care and Centrelink. We do this by:

  • • helping you to develop personalised goal plans
  • • linking you to personalised health services and community supports
  • • providing you with information and advice about how to manage barriers
  • • Ongoing communication with between you and your health care providers.

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