Viaduct Care, the GP Federation in Stockport, provides a number of primary care services to the population of Stockport. The Wellbeing and Self Care service is a social prescribing service providing one to one support to help individuals take control of your own health and wellbeing. Social prescribing is a way of linking people into local services and support, recognising that health is determined by a range of social, environmental and economic factors. The service supports people with:
- Long Term conditions including hypertension, anxiety, depression, asthma, obesity and diabetes
- Lifestyle issues including diet, physical activity and weight management
- Money issues, relationships, housing and employment
- Social isolation
- Caring issues
Self Care Coordinators are based in your GP Surgery and provide the link from primary care into the community, with an extensive directory of services and activities available across Stockport to signpost people as part of a social prescription.