Member Spotlight – Zoe Dunster, Community Link Advisor

Member Spotlight – Zoe Dunster

Meet Zoe, Community Advisor at Alliance Homes.

Please summarise your role responsibilities

Providing short term non medical support to patients within my practices. This can range from benefits, finances, housing, adaptions and social isolation.

What is your most significant accomplishment in your role?

I have recently completed the trusted assessor course and can now prescribe adaptions for those who require them.

What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing?

My biggest challenge is identifying support needs while supporting remotely and not being able to view a bigger picture during a home visit.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Social Prescribing Link Workers and/or Social Prescribing Programmes?

You can never have too much information. It’s best to know resources and not need them, then need them and not know them. Every day is a learning curve.

What do you do for fun when not working?

I enjoy spending time with my son, going to the cinema, walks along the water front and seeing friends and family.

How does National Association of Link Workers add value to Social Prescribing and Link Workers?

It allows a social prescriber to have a sense of belonging. The NALW offer a range of webinars, courses and peer support. They allow you to develop and extend upon your skills.  

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