© Copyright 2020 NET Garforth
Registered charity No. 1088836 A Company Limited
By guarantee in England & Wales No. 4221787
All Events & Collaborations we should
have been undertaking this year.
“Legs 11” Leg Club
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
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.
Health MOT Days
MOT days allow anyone to call in for an informal health
check by local health professionals who can advise if you
have any health concerns. You are welcome to spend
some time to socialise and have refreshment if you require
them while visiting.
Talking Points …. Adult Social Care
'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 .
Dover Street Garforth LS25 2LP
Tel:- 0113 2874784 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Active Leeds offer a structured 20 week Falls Prevention
Programme of exercise for people at the risk of falls. These
‘Strength and Balance’ sessions are designed to improve
strength, balance and co-ordination for people with low
mobility. There is a focus on improving confidence and
reducing the fear of falling. Building and maintaining strength
and balance can help individuals carry on doing the things
they enjoy and stay independent. The sessions involve a
mixture of chair based exercises and standing strength and
balance exercises. The sessions offer participants the chance
to practice specific exercises with other people who have
experienced a fall or loss of confidence. Sessions are
delivered by qualified instructors
To attend the Falls Prevention Programme individuals can be
referred by their physiotherapist or a health professional. We
have also introduced the option of a self-referral. Please
contact NET on 0113 2874784.
NET working in partnership with Adults and Health Directorate,
Leeds City Council is offering a series of Winter Warmth events
at Dover Street on 21st January, 18th February and 17th March.
Clients are invited to come along to the events, have a winter
warmth lunch and the opportunity to talk to one of the many
professionals, teams and services which will be supporting the
event. They will have an opportunity to watch a live Cookery
Demonstration! They will also take home a winter warmth
Physiotherapy Drop In.
Would you like advice on exercise, how best to manage some
aches and pains, preventing falls or walking aids then pop
along to see us. Your local community physiotherapist will be
available for advice between 10.30 am-12.30 pm on a Thursday
morning at NET Dover Street, Garforth LS25 2LP. No
appointment necessary. Please contact NET on 0113 2874784
for more information.
Neighbourhood Elders Team
NET the Neighbourhood Elders Team caring for older people & their carers
in Garforth and the 12 villages in the surrounding area of East Leeds.
All Events suspended during Corona
Outbreak Crisis But Work Goes On.
We are still keeping in touch with all our clients by means of
phone calls by volunteers. Monica and staff have a system in
place that ensures all clients are contacted to identify any
need and have a welcome chat. Monica is still the only
person working IN ISOLATION at Dover Street to co-ordinate
the operation. All staff members are working from home and
are responsible for co-ordinating teams of volunteers and
reporting back any problems. Our clients are been supplied
with food if they have no family members to collect it for
them. We are also providing emergency support for families
in our area as identified by the Leeds City Council Helpdesk.
As we work on this is becoming our biggest challenge.
Emergency referral calls still need to go via Leeds City
Council Helpline 0113 378 1877 They prioritise and
forward to Monica who is the Co Ordinator for East
Leeds covering Aberford, Allerton Bywater, Barwick in
Elmet, Garforth, Great Preston, Kippax, Ledston,
Ledsham, Ledston Luck, Little Preston, Scholes,
Swillington and Micklefield. Any special needs are
identified and processed accordingly. Please ensure you
leave your :- Name, Telephone Number and Full
We must thank not only our Staff and Volunteers but
also local village Co Ordinators, Jemma & her team from
Five Towns Assistance and Garforth Lions, Who are
assisting our volunteers to maintain a delivery service
from the NET Foodbank to clients and families.
When needs are identified NET Staff, Volunteers and
Garforth Lions are collecting Food Parcels from NET’s packing
point and delivering. NET staff are also delivering to homes
and in bulk to Co Ordinators in the surrounding villages who
are delivering in their locality.
We must thank Lidl, Tesco, Co Op and Sainsburys who are
not only donating essential food and goods but also allowing
us priority access to their stores.
Please be weary of anyone calling at your door. All our goods
are being delivered by Garforth Lions easily identified by
their Yellow tabard’s or Villagers you will know, anyone else
from NET has ID badges. None of them will ask for money.
Again a very big thank you to all volunteers, staff, Garforth
Lions, Jemma and her team Five Towns who are packing
parcels and maintaining contact with everyone.
Remember the advised best way of avoiding contamination
is still to wash hands with soapy water after touching
surfaces and to try and avoid touching your face. You must
ALSO self ISOLATE and remain within your own property.
Peoples kind donations to replenish stocks
Along with the
of food are a
supply of face
by The Mobile
Co. LS13 4NX
We are still working
with our local health
professionals who we
miss having face to
face contact with over
a cup of tea.