Signposting & Active Signposting

Signposting is when a social prescribing practitioner tells you about a service, so you can look into it yourself.

Active Signposting is when your social prescribing practitioner knows you and what you care about. They also know what groups or services are in your area. They can refer you to the best ones for you. Active signposting is more commonly used in social prescribing than just signposting.

Lots of people working in different jobs do signposting and active signposting, not just social prescribing practitioners. For example, receptionists at doctors’ surgeries.

Connected terms: Community Assets, Community Support Hubs, Person-Centred Approach, Referral, Social Prescribing, Social Prescribing Pathway, Social Prescribing Practitioner

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