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Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Live Well Coach

Job description

Be part of a Social Prescribing service supporting individuals, their families and carers to take control of their health and wellbeing and live independently in the London Borough of Greenwich
CACT is the commissioned provider of a Social Prescribing service for Greenwich, focused on providing support for patients with non-medical needs, often complex, who are frequent visitors to primary care. The service is for adults over the age of 18 whose needs meet referral criteria and is being delivered by CACT but in close partnership with a range of other providers.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referrals to ‘Live Well Coaches’ who take time with people and, where appropriate, connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Live Well coaches also have a role in feeding back information to partner agencies about trends they observe in people’s needs and availability of local support.
CACT Live Well Coaches will work as a key part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) created to plan and deliver targeted support for patients with complex needs. Social prescribing can help where individuals are experiencing non-medical needs financial insecurity such as debt, poor housing and making lifestyle change, unemployment, or where they are experiencing isolation and/or a lack of emotional support.
Patients over the age of 18 will be eligible for support. The post holders are expected to have excellent communication skills, a strong understanding of key issues affecting health and wellbeing, and experience that lends itself to working on a one-to-one basis in a health and care context.

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