This is a great, flexible, volunteering opportunity for someone who enjoys helping people.

What is social prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way in which people living with long term conditions can get access to a variety of support services they need. Issues like help with getting a job, housing, debt management and social contact. Help with these things is often available through local authorities, charities and local community organisations, but few patients or GP staff know about the full range of support available.  

The role involves supporting the Social Prescribing team who will meet patients and identify what local support or activity is of interest to them. Then that's where you come in! patients often feel anxious, shy or nervous about doing something new.  

You might help them look at their chosen activity online, or talk to them about their worries over a cup of tea. You might offer to accompany the patient until they feel able to go alone or with any new friends they make!

You will need to have some very basic IT skills and it would be helpful (but not essential) if you could travel across Cherwell (to meet the patients).

For an informal chat about this exciting new volunteering opportunity, email [email protected]

To apply online, click here