COMMUNITY, VOLUNTARY, SUPPORT SERVICES & SELF HELP INFORMATION

Shifa...Here to Help

Shifa Surgery actively take part with other organisations and Services to provide the right care at the right time for the people in the community.  Please take a look at this page for all the different services available in Blackburn with Darwen to gain the right help and support.  We also take part in supporting local religous establishments, Hospices, Foodbanks as well as supporting the Local Council in a regular Clean-Ups in the vicinity.  If you wish to support us on a voluntary basis in supporting these projects, please come and speak to us.  We are also open to ideas of holding coffee mornings or support groups to help you interact with the right professionals.

 

Social Prescriber

What can a Social Prescriber do for you?

Socioeconomic factors have consistently been found to have a greater impact on health than healthcare.  In addition, frailty and long term conditions can negatively affect social and physical activity, finances, and relationships, which in turn can lead to a further decline in health and wellbeing

Shifa Surgery have an assigned Social Prescriber in-house who comes in one day a week currently where they can help you with all your social needs.  Emerging evidence suggests that social prescribing can improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce workload for healthcare professionals and demand in Primary and Secondary Services.  Social prescribing is targeted at a range of patients, including those who are socially isolated and those with long term physical and/or mental health conditions...If you wish to book an appointment with a Social Prescriber, please ring us or speak to Reception for more information.