‘TALKING POINTS’, ADULT SOCIAL CARE DROP IN SERVICE AT DOVER STREET GARFORTH. Every Monday 9.30am – 12.noon.
'Talking Points' give you the opportunity to have informal face to face conversations with the Adult Social Care Team in your area. Leeds is one of nine local authorities changing adult social care by developing community-led social work. This involves offering more local solutions to people seeking support. The aim is to respond better to individuals’ aspirations instead of fitting them into existing services. The focus is on face to face conversations help to talk through options, get advice and get involved in a more personal way.
If you would like further information or to make an appointment with the Adult Social Care Team on a Monday between 9.30am -12 noon please contact NET on 0113 2874784.
‘THE LEGS 11’ LEG CLUB AT NET DOVER STREET GARFORTH. Every Wednesday 10am-12noon.
Garforth Leg Club follows the award-winning Leg Club model founded by former district nurse Ellie Lindsay OBE. Leg Clubs offer holistic treatment on a drop-in basis, in a non-medical setting, through a partnership of nurses, members (patients) and volunteers from the local community. The emphasis of the Leg Club is to empower members to participate in their care, in an environment that helps to reduce the social isolation often associated with lower limb conditions.
In addition to providing benefits to patients, it is anticipated that the Club will also result in cost savings for the local health economy. Clinicians will be able to treat Leg Club members collectively in a dedicated two-hour session saving on appointment times for practice nurses and travelling time for district nurses.
Lisa Tindall, Garforth Leg Club Lead Nurse said: “As a locality we felt this was a great opportunity to promote and commence collaborative working with the wider services available correlating with a health and social model which reduces isolation and promotes health.
The Club will be led by the volunteers who will be responsible for greeting and registering members upon arrival, providing refreshments and organising social activities.
Garforth Leg Club will be held every Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Garforth Neighbourhood Elders Team (NET) in Dover Street, Garforth.
For more information please contact Lisa Tindall, Garforth Leg Club Lead Nurse, on 0113 287 7321.