Community Links Practitioner (CLP)
Gerry Mitchell is our Community Links Practitioner and you may be referred to him by your GP.
The CLP helps people access community resources to assist them to live well.
Gerry can help you with any non-clinical issues you may be experiencing and he can signpost you to services in our area that you might benefit from. For example benefits or housing support, carer support, or access to activities such as computer literacy classes or for volunteering opportunities, training and employability support. Also for access to fun activities such as walking and cycling or cooking to improve your health.
You can make an appointment with Gerry at reception without a referral from your GP.
Are you looking for a community resource?
If you are looking for a local community group/resource/activity for yourself you can search here.
Bringing the Community to You
Every Wednesday from 9.30am - 11.30am we have a local organisation providing drop-in advice and support for you to access in our waiting area. Organisations offering advice and one to one support for a variety of different needs including: benefits, housing, training, employment, support with physical and mental health, addiction. We also have organisations offering support to carers, families in need, relationship problems or for people with long term conditions such as dementia, stroke MS, COPD or cancer.
There are also various classes that patients can attend some of which are listed below. Please contact Gerry for further information on these.
Yoga for Pain - Tuesday afternoons
Tai Chi - Wednesday mornings
Arts and Crafts - Wednesday mornings
Walking Group - Wednesday mornings
To find out what upcoming services are coming to 'Bringing the Community to You' please ask at GP Practice reception, or you can phone 0141 531 6860 or contact Gerry Mitchell, Community Links Practitioner at firstname.lastname@example.org