Live Well Wakefield

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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

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