Rossanne Hamilton are still working with clients and accepting referrals. We can support people via telephone, text, email and zoom, and we’re working hard to find current resources for our clients during lockdown.
What we do:
We are a free service that supports people to find interesting or helpful things in their community. This could be anything from support and advice organisations, to social or activity groups. An example of this during lockdown are things like remote activities such as virtual choirs and classes, (including local groups who will go back to face to face groups after restrictions lift), mental health services, housing services, and organisations that are supporting people who are shielding around grocery shopping and collecting prescriptions. We do this by partnering clients with a social prescriber, who can give them 1 – 5 sessions, over 4 months, to help them find the right things for them, and support them to get involved in the opportunities they would like to try.
They must have the following:
– Be over 18
– Live within Greater Fishponds (you can see our boundary map here – tinyurl.com/w2wmap) Ideally be registered at one of these GP surgeries, although we may be able to work with them if they are registered elsewhere: Old School Surgery, Beechwood Medical Practice, Fishponds Family Practice.
How to Contact us:
Our current referral form for you, but please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or if you would like to talk through a potential referral. We also accept self-referrals from clients. They would just need to get in touch with us in the ways below.
Tel: 0117 9589360
You can also find out more about our service on our website, at www.thecareforum.org/what-is-ways-to-wellbeing/.