Social prescribing

The Redbridge Social Prescribing Service is a means of enabling GPs to refer patients for support to find extra services in the community. This is to help patients make positive change to improve their health and wellbeing. The service is a joint initiative by RedbridgeCVS, Redbridge Council and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group.

Two women talkingHow does it work?

There are two referral pathways to access the service.

GP Referral

GPs refer patients to RedbridgeCVS staff where they are triaged and allocated to a Social Prescribing Advisor. The patient is guided and supported to access a range of non-medical, community-based services, groups and social activities with the aim of reducing social isolation, improving mental health and promoting healthy lifestyles.


The RedbridgeCVS Social Prescribing Service are now accepting self-referrals from Redbridge residents.  
•    Digital Form - Please click here to fill out a self-referral form online
•    Printable Form – Please click here to download a printable version of the form which can email to or post to Social Prescribing Team, RedbridgeCVS, 2nd Floor, 103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4PU

If you prefer to talk to a member of the team please call 0208 553 1004 to leave a message with your details and we will call you back.

Who can benefit from the Social Prescribing Service?

The service is available to residents of Redbridge (aged 18+) or are registered with a GP in Redbridge (over 18+) who are:
•    Feeling lonely
•    Feeling low, sad or anxious
•    Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
•    Are a carer

More details
For more details about this project, please contact Naina Thaker, Social Prescribing Coordinator, via email at 

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