Types of Social Prescribing Link Workers

Core Training for Social Prescribing Link Workers

Social Prescribing Link Workers are generalists who need to be competent in core training. They must meet the minimum education standards as stated in our education standards document. They can also undertake further training based on the setting, population, and unmet need they focus on.

Types of Social Prescribing Link Workers

Social Prescribing Link Workers can work in various settings, such as:

  • Primary care
  • Community care
  • Secondary care
  • Other non-healthcare settings

They may also focus on specific populations or unmet needs, such as:

  • Adults
  • Children and young people
  • Mental health
  • Maternal health
  • Armed forces¬†
  • Carers
  • Migrant groups
  • Homeless health
  • Dementia
  • Cancer