Meet the Social Prescribing team

Here are our social prescribing team – they can be contacted by phone on 0118 937 2273 or individually by email:

  • Sharon Fitton
    Social Prescribing Link

    Sharon is part of RVA’s Social Prescribing team focusing on South Reading Primary Care Network. She has spent the 10 last years developing local community gardens within Reading’s neighbourhoods and has an in-depth knowledge of what local services and organisations are available to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

  • Amber Holdway
    Social Prescribing

    Amber has been a Social Prescriber at RVA since 2016. She has worked in various roles in health and social care over the last 20 years, within the local area and in London.

  • Louise Keane
    Social Prescribing Link

    Louise is part of RVA’s Social Prescribing team focusing on South Reading Primary Care Network. She has an extensive background working in various roles in Health and Adult Social Care in Reading as well as in other areas of Berkshire and Wiltshire. Her most recent role, prior to coming to RVA, was supporting people living with Dementia.

  • Sarah Martin
    Social Prescribing

    Sarah has been working as a Social Prescriber at RVA for 5 years, during which time she has seen the service grow and develop considerably. Prior to working for RVA she was employed in various roles in related professions.

  • Liz Morrison
    Social Prescribing

    Liz coordinates and ensures the smooth running of the Social Prescribing service delivered by RVA in partnership with Age UK Berkshire. She supports the people referred and the Social Prescribers, ensuring ongoing contact and database maintenance.

  • Helen Murphy
    Social Prescribing Link

    As an educator, trustee for a mental health charity and volunteer project manager, Helen has come to realise the important role played by voluntary organisations and charities in promoting a healthy community. As a carer, Helen also values links to many different organisations in the community which provide information and support. For Helen, social prescribing is a way of improving the connectedness and therefore the health and wellbeing of every individual and promoting a thriving community. Helen focuses on Caversham Primary Care Network.

  • Charlotte Netherton-Sinclair
    Social Prescribing Link

    Charlotte is part of RVA’s Social Prescribing team focusing on South Reading Primary Care Network. Social Prescribing is the perfect opportunity to offer comprehensive and holistic support to our often vulnerable service users. By linking people to activities and services within the community, and supporting patients to take control over their own health through motivational coaching, social prescribing is an individualised and effective approach to improving the lives of local people. Charlotte has worked for RVA for nearly two and half years and also runs a private coaching practice supporting vulnerable young people.

  • Patricia Poku
    Social Prescribing Link

    Patricia is part of RVA’s Social Prescribing team focusing on West Reading Primary Care Network. Her background includes working across various voluntary organisations and the NHS both in London and the Thames Valley area. Her most recent role prior to starting at RVA was supporting people with housing-related problems. She joined RVA in June 2021 and is very motivated to build strong relationships with her assigned GP surgeries and the wider community.

  • Sarah Timmins DeGregory
    Social Prescribing Link

    Sarah is part of RVA’s Social Prescribing team focusing on Caversham Primary Care Network. She joined RVA in 2016 to work alongside community leaders across Caversham, then in Whitley to strengthen connections with the charity and voluntary sector. She participated in the multi-agency partnership working with schools, families and young people across the town. Her background prior to RVA includes work in cultural and public health institutions in New York City. 

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