Deborah Dewhurst

BPRCVS Deborah Dewhurst

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Rossendale

I am employed by BPRCVS and based within PCN’s for Rossendale West covering Waterfoot Medical Practice with Fairmore Medical Centre, Irwell Medical Practice, Bacup and Whitworth Medical Practice. I previously held the role of a BPRCVS Community Connector, for the Social Prescribing Health and Wellbeing Project. My knowledge of the development of Social Prescribing within BPRCVS and the value it holds within the community for the community has grown immensely over the 3 years. I worked within the Rossendale area and have established excellent links with local Community Groups and the wider MDT.

I have experience of working as a Personal Assistant for a gentleman with Autistic Spectrum Disorder as well as having 12 years’ experience of working within Community Adult Mental Health in different settings. I have experience of working with Dual Diagnosis Patient (mental health with alcohol/substance misuse). I have also experience of working with both children and adults with Learning Disabilities and additional needs. I’m excited about putting all these skills into practice as well as developing many more.