Voluntary Action Camden

Camden Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service

VAC works in partnership with Age UK Camden, Wish Plus and the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group to develop social prescribing approaches in Camden. Community Links is a single access point for Care Navigation and Social Prescribing in Camden.

The Community Links team:

  • Provide a triage service
  • Refer complex cases to Care Navigators 
  • Refer on to Social Prescribing Link Workers based with residents’ GPs
  • Organise support from our Community Links volunteers and other volunteers in the borough supporting residents in different ways
  • Make referrals into a range of Camden services with partners Wish Plus.
  • Connect residents with community-based activities and social opportunities that support their health and well-being
  • Getting outdoors, for activities in parks or just relaxing in a greener space

The service is an ‘open’ social prescribing model for Camden residents over 18, and receives referrals from GPs, hospitals, social workers, mental health services, and many other local health and care services. Residents can also self-refer.

MAKE A REFERRAL

Making a referral is made as easy as possible. You can download the form here, and / or use the following ways to contact us:

The minimum requirement is permission to contact the person referred, and their contact details.

 

If you are a Care Navigator Social Prescriber, you may be interested in the types of voluntary and community organisation operating in Camden. You can search our  Community and Covid support directories for details of groups and their services/ activities.

 

 

HELP FOR RESIDENTS

Our helpful Guide explains how Social Prescribing works in Camden and how you can access help from from the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden.

BECOME A COMMUNITY LINKS VOLUNTEER

VAC recruits and trains Community Links Volunteers to work with local GP practices promoting community based health and well-being services.

JOIN THE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LEARNING NETWORK

A network to bring together all the groups and organisations involved in Social Prescribing in Camden to learn, share ideas and challenges.

How the Service Works

If you’d like help about the service or making a referral then please send your query to communitylinks@vac.org.uk and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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