Lowestoft Rising and Solutions

Lowestoft Rising comprises a group of five public sector partners:

Its aim is to create a significantly improved quality of life for everybody growing up, living in, working in, visiting and investing in Lowestoft.

Lowestoft Rising is not a project, a scheme or an initiative – it is a radical new approach to delivering public sector services in a specific area and turning Lowestoft into a town where everyone fulfils their true potential.

This will be achieved by creating an environment where public sector organisations work together in innovative ways to deliver better services and bring about long-term change for local people.

Solutions

Solutions is our Lowestoft Social Prescribing project and is run by North East Suffolk Citizen Advice Bureau (NESCAB). Every GP surgery has fortnightly appointments with Solutions advisers who can help people with a whole range of social problems that could impact on their health. We know by tackling these non-medical issues alongside medical ones we can improve the lives of people more. GPs or clinical staff in the surgery can make appointments with Solutions.

Solutions also has a large directory of available resources in the Lowestoft area to help people find the right kind of help, support or activity to make life better.

If you would like to find out about the resources in your area, view the Solutions Directory.

Do you suffer from one or more of the following?

  • A long term health condition or multiple illnesses meaning lots of visits to the doctors?
  • Feeling vulnerable, isolated and or alone?
  • Feeling depressed?
  • Struggling with day to day problems?

If so Solutions can help!

Solutions at Kirkley Mill Surgery

Solutions is a free service offered here at Kirkley Mill Surgery. It is a ‘social-prescribing’ scheme which helps provide patients with non-medical support in the community.

It can help and support patients to tackle a range of problems such as:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Domestic violence
  • Family matters
  • Housing
  • Debt
  • Employment
  • Substance misuse
  • Welfare and benefits
  • Medication alone cannot resolve all the issues we face
  • Tackling non-medical problems can have a positive effect on our health and wellbeing.

If you think you could benefit from this service, please ask your GP or health professional to refer you to Solutions or better still you can self refer by reception.