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Community Link Workers

Our Community Link Workers offer person-centred support through GP practices to people experiencing health inequalities due to poverty and deprivation. They also play a vital role in supporting the wellbeing of practice teams.

Our workers offer help and advice on things like mental and physical health, bereavement and loneliness. They aim to improve people’s health and wellbeing and connect them to support in their communities.

The Community Link Worker programme is supported by the Scottish Deep End project.

With You currently has Community Link Workers in East Lothian and Glasgow.

East Lothian

With You provides the Community Link Worker service for two GP practices in East Lothian.

Prestonpans Health Centre and The Harbours Medical Practice each have a Community Link Worker. They work as part of the practice team, helping people with non-medical needs.

In particular, we with the Preston, Seton and Gosford communities and their network of local community organisations. We support these groups and develop new initiatives alongside them.

The service was commissioned by East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, with close involvement from their Health Improvement team.

To find out more about our East Lothian service you can email us at eastlothianclw@wearewithyou.org.uk.

Glasgow

In Glasgow we have Community Link Workers working in GP practices across the city, plus a specialist worker to support asylum seekers across a number of practices.

Our workers work mainly with the Parkhead and Dumbarton Road communities, working closely with their local community organisations to develop new initiatives.

The service was commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with the support of their Health Improvement team.

Our Community Link Workers in Glasgow offer one-to-one appointments and are also running online support groups to support patients during the pandemic.

Find out more about our Glasgow service: