About the role
Equal Lives is a leading human rights organisation working for the rights of disabled people to lead fully independent lives. You will need to have some experience of working in the advice and advocacy sector, in services providing support to people who may have physical, mental health or learning disabilities.
Although the post will be based at our office in Framingham Pigot, travel across Norfolk will be required therefore access to a vehicle for business use is needed.
We are partners in a Social Prescribing project for the Norwich and Broadland areas, which aims to effectively link health, social care, advice and community resources in order to maximise outcomes for individuals and to reduce pressures on healthcare and adult social care. This project has been developed in partnership with Norfolk County Council, Public Health, Norwich CCG, North Norfolk CCG, Norwich City Council and Broadland District Council.
Our delivery partners in this project are Norfolk Citizens Advice, Mancroft Advice Project (MAP), Shelter and Age UK Norwich, and this post is part of a team of Living Well Workers embedded within each of these organisations.
We know that when people are experiencing social problems in their lives it can have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. Health and social care professionals in Norwich and Broadland have been provided with referral routes to a team of Living Well Workers who are trained advisers. Living Well Workers work with the individual to fully understand their needs, provide advice, and also refer the person to community resources, groups and activities. This ensures:
- a holistic approach to the person’s needs to help them improve their health and wellbeing
- people can be helped at the earliest opportunity with most of their social welfare needs (e.g. debt, welfare benefits, housing, family and relationship issues) at the first possible stage
- every point of contact with the person ensures maximum impact