About the service
Live Well Wakefield is a referral based social prescribing and supported self-management service, providing support to adults (18+) who either live in the Wakefield District, or are registered with a Wakefield GP. The team understand that there are many things that can impact on our ability to feel healthy, and remain independent, and they offer information, advice and support for any non-clinical needs people may be experiencing.
The Live Well ‘advisors’ and ‘link workers’ are based in both community and primary care settings across the Wakefield District, and offer both telephone and face to face assessments, as appropriate.
The Live Well Wakefield team have extensive knowledge of services available throughout the district, and regularly update directories of social, exercise and support groups in the local area.
Live Well Wakefield also provides a range of supported self-management courses and workshops helping people living with long term conditions (including Long Covid) to develop tools and techniques to help them live well with their condition. Courses and workshops are currently virtual and will return to being delivered in accessible venues across the Wakefield District in the future. – Please press this link for up to date course and workshop details and dates: Live Well Wakefield.
The service accepts self-referrals and referrals from professionals. To make a referral please complete the secure online referral form available here Live Well Wakefield, or call us on 01924 255363.
Documents and leaflets
Social prescribing tool
Live Well Wakefield’s assessment tool supports the implementation of recommendations in NICE guidance NG32. The social prescribing tool consists of five sections based on the New Economics Foundation (NEF) Five Ways to Wellbeing. Advisors and link workers identify areas with a low score in the assessment, and work with the individual to help them formulate an action plan, helping to address and improve what matters to them.
Why would someone choose the service?
- The team will help to support people in maintaining their health and independence
- They can provide support to navigate health and social care systems
- Provide links to social groups in the local area
- The team helps people to better understanding their general health and behaviour and the ways in which it can have a positive and negative effect on health and wellbeing
- The team promote self-management for those living with a long-term condition or caring for someone living with a long-term condition
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- We have a range of specialist advisors working in our Trust – they give advice on a wide range of different things, depending on what service they work in. So it could be, for example, mental health, stopping smoking, healthy eating or diabetes.
Why a professional should choose the service
- Award winning, high-quality, established service delivered by professionals who have the wellbeing of the community and individual at the heart of all they do
- Individual, personalised support
- Help to navigate services such as health and social care
- Courses and workshops to help develop the tools and techniques to support people to self-manage your long-term conditions
- Knowledge on local services available
- Links to Step Up, Wakefield Councils flagship employment and skills service, to support people into employment after social prescribing intervention.
- Community capacity building e.g., support with group development and sustainability.
- The team work closely with Primary Care Networks to support those with non-medical needs to access more appropriate support
Referrals accepted from:
A & E, AHPs, Carers/family, CMHTs, Consultants, Courts, Drug/alcohol agencies, GP staff, GPs, Health visitors, Hospital staff, Housing associations, Local authority staff, Midwives, Other NHS services, Other Trust services, Patients(self-referral), Police, Single Point of Access team, Voluntary services
Any professionals, self-referrals, carers and relatives. All referrals must have consent from the individual being referred.
Adults 18+ who live in the Wakefield district, or are registered with a Wakefield GP.
Referrals can be sent to Live Well Wakefield securely via their web referral form.