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  1. Social prescribing link worker

    Social prescribing link workers connect people with local community activities and services that can help improve their health and wellbeing.  

    There are no set entry requirements, but some employers may ask for basic numeracy and literacy plus some IT skills and relevant work experience. Some may also require a qualification at level 3. Your life experience and personal qualities such as empathy and listening skills are generally more important than qualifications for getting into a social prescribing role.
    You'll earn between £20K and £27K a year.
    You'll need excellent listening and communication skills, empathy, emotional resilience, be willing to work as part of team, and good IT and record keeping skills.
    Once in a social prescribing role, you will receive accredited training and ongoing development to support you in your career.
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