The Hackney Social Prescribing Service will assess your patients needs and help to facilitate them into local community based services, e.g. lunch clubs, gardening groups, benefits advice, exercise groups. If this interests you please discuss this with your doctor.

Eligibility criteria


  • socially isolated
  • frequent attenders to GP and A&E
  • social problems 
  • mild-moderate mental health problems 
  • any long term condition
  • keen to participate in non-clinical activities but not aware of what’s happening locally  


  • a threat to themselves or others
  • in a crisis situation
  • already has care plan in action from another organisation
  • any uncontrolled mental health issues or addictions
  • unsuitable for group related activities
  • housebound  
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