Three new hub co-ordinators and an admin worker have joined the social prescribing team in the Gloucester City Council offices.

The scheme has had over 180 referrals to date, with many successful outcomes for clients being referred into agencies who provide them with advice, guidance and support.

Social prescribing schemes support people who go to their GP surgery, but who do not necessarily require medical care.

As a result of close partnership working between the NHS, local councils and a range of voluntary and community organisations, patients are now being supported to connect to services and groups that can help improve their well-being and meet their wider needs.