Community Linking Project

The Community Linking Project is a joint venture between East Gateshead Locality GP Surgeries and Edberts House. The project supports patients to access appropriate services, activities and networks that can improve patient’s health and increase their sense of wellbeing.

Our Community Link Worker can act as an advocate for patients and accompany them to a range of local, non-medical sources of help.  We work closely with other services to offer the best support for our patients. The aim is to:

  • Build confidence
  • Reduce isolation
  • Provide advocacy
  • Support/enable self-care
  • Refer/signpost/accompany to other local services.

Who is eligible for this service?

There is no exclusion criteria and we will work with anyone who is a patient at the practice. Examples of patients supported so far are those who are:

  • Carers
  • Socially isolated
  • Struggling with debt or housing issues
  • Wanting to access training/volunteer/work opportunities
  • Older people with mobility issues
  • Patients suffering from depression

To get support or find out more information about the Community Linking Project contact Moira Underwood on  0749 449 8881 or email

You can also follow the Community Linking Project on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CommLinkProject

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