Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing?

That are many things that affect our health and wellbeing. People may visit their GP because they may be feeling stressed about their work, money, or because they are lonely and isolated. But these problems cannot be fixed by medicine, or doctors, alone. That’s where social prescribing comes in. 

Social prescribing connects people to practical and emotional community support and activities, through social prescribing link workers, who are based in GP practices and take referrals from all local agencies.

Who Can We Help?

It can especially help people who:

  • have one or more long-term condition
  • need support with their mental health
  • are lonely or isolated
  • have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

How is ACL supporting Social Prescribing?

funded community learning course per person
The service user is entitled to a maximum of £150 per academic year towards the cost of a course or any resources required for learning.
places available referred via providers
years prior residency in the UK, EU or the EEA required

Our Courses

Creative & Cultural Learning

Be inspired, get creative or learn a foreign language and immerse yourself in culture. Our courses are now available in the classroom, craft studio and online, so whatever way you prefer to learn there’s a course here for you.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

We offer a space to explore new ways to improve your wellbeing and gain valuable tools to help you navigate your daily life. Our expert tutors will be there with you every step of the way for guidance and support.

IT & Digital Skills

Our Digital Skills courses are great for those looking to navigate the online world, improve work and technical skills, and get the guidance you need to feel more comfortable on your device.

Maths & English

Whatever your reason to improve your English or Maths, we can help! Our courses could be free* and start from beginners to GCSEs. You can learn in the classroom or online.

Employability Skills

Learn the skills to inspire and empower you to get the job you’ve always wanted. The majority of courses are delivered online and are fully funded.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

These courses will help you to settle in the UK, gain employment, progress onto other training courses or just be more confident in communicating with other people.

How to Sign Up

If you think you may be eligible, please speak to your GP. They may be able to refer you via a social prescribing link worker. You can also speak to a local agency: