My Best Life
My Best Life is Barnsley’s social prescribing service to patients. Our CEO, Marie Hoyle is non-clinical lead for this service which is provided by South Yorkshire Housing and is a service which aims to support people who go to see their GP often with social, emotional or practical needs, where a prescription for medication often doesn’t help.
Every GP practice in Barnsley has a My Best Life Advisor who can refer individuals to this service for support. Two major benefits for people referred to My Best Life will be an improvement in their health, wellbeing and quality of life, and a reduction in social isolation, exclusion and loneliness. Our clinical leads are highly supportive of this service and believe many patients with long term conditions could also benefit.