Help & support Innovation & development Community link working Community Link Working Community Link Working offers non-clinical one-to-one support to people in contact with GP practices. Our Community Link Working… Is based on our person-centred values and a human rights based approach. Our Community Link Workers take the time to understand the concerns impacting on people’s health and wellbeing, supporting people to identify the problems and issues they are experiencing. From here, we co-create a bespoke outcomes-focussed action plan that truly reflects each person’s priorities and concerns. We aim to… Support people to achieve these goals by enabling them to identify and access relevant resources and services in their local community; read about Kevin's experience of Link Working. Whilst each person’s experiences are unique, there are common themes around which people seek support to improve their health, wellbeing and participation in life, including: Attending social activities, connecting with local resources and trying new things Enjoying education, employment or volunteering Maximising independence in the home, including supporting people with housing, finances and welfare benefits Building and maintaining relationships with family, friends and other networks, including breaking down social isolation Building and maintaining healthy lifestyles, including cooking healthy meals on a budget and introducing exercise For further information on our Community Link Working approach, please contact us via our online form or give us a call on 0300 666 3030. Community Compass is our Community Link Working initiative in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, delivered in partnership with with the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (EHSCP) and EVOC. You can read more about the project here. Helena Richards, Carr Gomm’s Edinburgh Community Projects Manager, published a report in July 2022 which evaluated 4 of the 5 practices Carr Gomm works with in Craigmillar. This report was commissioned by the Edinburgh Community Link Work Network. Read the report.