Integrated Plus service supports people aged 16 and over who frequently visit their GP, who are at high risk of hospital admission and/or who are vulnerable and could benefit from social prescribing interventions. The aim of the service is to look at the whole needs of a person, regardless of what those needs might be and jointly find solutions to problems faced. Integrated Plus is a social prescribing service and we help identify opportunities for people to become more involved and active in their community to help improve their wellbeing. We also help to ensure people are accessing services and activities appropriate to their needs.
Integrated Plus is delivered by 1 manager, 5 Locality Link Officers, 5 Link Support Workers and 2 Link Workers who support people who attend emergency services frequently.
Locality Link Officers attend the all the multi-disciplinary team meetings in their locality (held at GP practices) to ensure the non-medical needs of people are being met.
Integrated Plus staff undertake social prescribing, however, the roles are not about just brokering people into services, the support is much more tailored and in-depth when people are in crisis, are waiting to access services and who have an urgent need.
Integrated Plus is funded by Dudley CCG and the Department of Health.