What is Community Connecting?
YMCA Exeter works closely with Wellbeing Exeter to run Community Connecting. Community Connecting is based on a process known as social prescribing, where GPs in Exeter can refer patients to a Community Connector to help address social, emotional or practical needs.
Over a small number of meetings, Community Connectors take time to listen to you, identify what is important to you, and introduce you to relevant information, services, activities or groups within the local community that might support you to: increase your wellbeing; take steps towards goals; managing challenges or enrich your life.
In summary, we meet up with you, you tell us what you enjoy doing and we help you to do more of what you enjoy with other people that share your interests.
If you think that community connecting would be a good way for you to improve your wellbeing and get involved with your local community, please contact your GP who can refer on your behalf, or complete the self-referral form below.
Meet our connecting team
How to speak to a Community Connector
If you have any questions or would like more information, whether for yourself or someone you know, then please contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 01392 410530. We can’t wait to hear from you.