New Connections

Just a reminder that New Connections is the Social Prescribing service for the Derbyshire Dales.

If you’ve ever wondered what Social Prescribing means – here’s an excellent explanation from the team.

Social Prescribing is a way of supporting and improving people’s health and wellbeing outside of traditional medical settings.

In the Derbyshire Dales, GPs, nurses and other primary health professionals can refer someone to New Connections, who will start by having a conversation with the person about what matters to them. From there, the person will be introduced to activities, groups or services that enable them to get the most out of life.

The local community and voluntary sector is an integral part of Social Prescribing. If you are a group wanting to welcome new members, whether that’s at the moment, or it would be much later in the year, then Debbie and Harriet would love to have a chat with you about how being involved with New Connections can introduce new people to your group.

Debbie Rushworth – Social Prescribing Development Worker North
Harriet Brown – Social Prescribing Development Worker South