Social Prescribing

Meet the Social Prescribers

Jean-Paul Winter, Louise Birch and Anita Maidment are our Social Prescribers. They are employed by our Primary Care Network, Coast & Country across 5 local practices: Stratton, Holsworthy and Hatherleigh, Bradworthy and Neetside. The team offer face-to-face and telephone appointments throughout the week and can be contacted through your usual surgery.

Social Prescribing is a way of linking people to the vast array of services, groups and activities provided locally to help people develop happier healthier lifestyles. Patients can be referred to our social prescribers by their GP, by contacting them directly at any of the named surgeries above, or by simply booking in to the clinics.

To book in with  Louise (Stratton and Neetside surgeries), JP (Holsworthy and Bradworthy) or Anita (Holsworthy and Hatherleigh), please contact your usual surgery or use email:

For more details please click the link: Social Prescribing Leaflet

Please note: some information has changed since this leaflet was printed. 

Popular community support services

Please read our Quick Guide to some regularly-used services across Devon and Cornwall that may be of help to you, whilst you wait to speak to one of the Social Prescribers.


The following services may also be of help:

MONEY HELPER - free and impartial money and pensions guidance for people all across the UK, from the Money And Pensions Service. Includes: benefits, budgeting, family finance, savings, work, pensions and retirement. Webchat also available.

Please find below a list of good advice sites that may be of help to you before talking to one of the Social Prescribers.