Many things affect your health and wellbeing.  GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems.

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community. It provides GPs with a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatment to improve health and well-being.

Social Prescribers are available at each General Practice to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

To request a referral please speak to your GP practice.

To self-refer, please complete the form at the bottom of this page

Please note that we can only accept referrals from patients from the following Surgeries: Addingham Medical Centre, Dyneley House Surgery, Grange Park Surgery, IG Medical (Ilkley Moor Medical Practice), Ilkley & Wharfedale Medical Practice, Ling House Medical Centre, Townhead Surgery. 


Additional resources can be found below: 

Adult Services Leaflet:        Download
Easy Read Leaflet:  Download
Children's Social Prescribing Leaflet:  Download
C&YP's Social Prescribing Directory:  Download
Learning Disabilities Social Prescribing Directory:                                         Download
Learning Disabilities, Easy Read Version:  Download
Dementia Support Directory:  Download
Airedale - Adult Social Prescribing Directory  Download
Settle - Adult Social Prescribing Directory  Download  
Skipton - Adult Social Prescribing Directory  Download
Addingham - Adult Social Prescribing Directory  Download
Burley-in-Wharfedale - Adult Social Prescribing Directory  Download
Ilkley - Adult Social Prescribing Directory  Download



Click here to access the Self Referral Form for Social Prescribing or Counselling Service Support: 


Registered office in England:

Ling House Medical Centre
49 Scott Street
BD21 2JH 

Company number 11251417

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