Social Prescribing

Welcome to High Peak CVS Social Prescribing Service

Social Prescribing Development WorkersSocial prescribing is a means of enabling GP surgeries to refer people to a social prescribing link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to local partners, community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. 

We can help with things like access to training, working towards employment, housing, debt management and social isolation and loneliness. Help with these things is often available through local authorities, charities, and local community organisations, but navigating this can often be overwhelming and we can support you with this. 

Social prescribing means that you can build your support by working with a link worker who knows what is available and can support you to access these services. Together with the link worker you can discuss your needs and identify the support that will help you to manage you own health and wellbeing more effectively and achieve your own personal goals. 

Social prescribing is built through the experience of people living with a range of health conditions, including long term conditions, disability and those with carer’s responsibilities. Experience has shown that support has to be centred on the needs and aspirations of the individual and is therefore well placed to promote health and wellbeing. 

Social prescribing is now available in the High Peak. Your social prescribing Link workers are ready to listen to what matters to you, work with you to explore what is important for your life, health and wellbeing, and to link you to the sources of support that can make a difference to you.

Tracey Croasdale, Rachel Winterbottom and Nicky Sutherland are 3 social prescribers covering the South High Peak area and the following GP surgeries:

  • Elmwood 
  • Stewart 
  • Buxton and  
  • Hartington Practices 

They can be contacted via: 

Neda Yavari, Jess McFall and Liz Roberts are the 3 social prescribers covering the North and the following GP surgeries:

  • Goyt Valley  
  • Thornbrook  
  • Sett Valley and  
  • Arden House Practices 

They can be contacted via: 

Contact your GP to discuss accessing the service.

If you live in Glossopdale, your social prescribing service can be accessed via The Bureau in Glossop. Information and how to access their service can be found at:

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Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021
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