Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing recognises that health is heavily determined by social factors such as poverty, isolation and loneliness.

Social prescribing offers GPs and other health professionals a means of referring people to a range of non-clinical community supports which can have significant benefits for their overall health and wellbeing.

Social Prescribing has a number of key components:

  • A referral from any healthcare professional/other professional or self-referral into the service

  • an intervention between the service user and a social prescribing link worker. The intervention can take up to eight sessions

  • Supporting the service user to access local voluntary community and social enterprise organisations or services through discussion and joint decision

  • making measuring the impact of the social prescribing on the person, the wider community and the health service.

Here are the  contacts  in Cork city & County

Adrigole Family Resource Centre

The Caha Centre


Beara,  Co.Cork

IRL – P75 EK72

Tel: 083 149 1543



Ballincollig Family Resource Centre

The Village Shopping Centre

Station Rd. Ballincollig

Co. Cork IRL – P31 AE86

Tel: 085 87 93462



Ballyphehane and Togher Community Development Project

Lower Friars Walk,

Ballyphehane, Co. Cork

IRL – T12 TH68

Tel: 08712 07410


Opening Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon to Fri)

Cork North West Social Prescribing

Le Cheile Family Resource Centre

Mallow Community Campus Fair Street

Mallow  Co. Cork

IRL – P51 F344

Tel: 8771 93257



Dunmanway Family Resource Centre CLG

Kilbarry Road

Dunmanway, Co. Cork

IRL – P47 EC43

Tel: 083-2040729



Midleton Family Resource Centre

Oakwood Lodge

Old Youghal Road, Midleton Co Cork

IRL – P25 WP38

Tel: 083 149 1543



Niche Community Health Project

HSE Building

Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny

Cork City, Co Cork

IRL – T23 XY16

Tel: 086 014 7504



Opening Times: 8.30 am – 16.00 pm ( Mon – Fri )