London Borough of Haringey
The London Borough of Haringey is a London borough in North London, classified by some definitions as part of Inner London, and by others as part of Outer London. It was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of three former boroughs. It shares borders with six other London boroughs. Clockwise from the north, they are: Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Islington, Camden, and Barnet.
The main social prescribing scheme is currently the Local Area Coordinators but their role is wider than just connecting. Local Area Coordination is a long term, integrated, evidence based approach to supporting people with disabilities, mental health needs, older people and their families/carers.
There are two local area coordinators who are doing a similar function as a Link Worker, brokering connections to local services. Operating in two areas, White Hart Lane/Northumberland Park and Hornsey they work with people of all ages with mental health conditions, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and older people to:
- Stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens
- Find practical, non-service solutions to problems wherever possible
- Connect them with more welcoming, inclusive and supportive communities
Care Navigation is also being developed in GP surgeries using GPFV funding and working closely with the Local Voluntary Sector.