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 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.

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 Drop In.

'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 .
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.

Falls Prevention

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 goody bag!

Physiotherapy Drop In.

Winter Warmth

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.
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 Address. 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 kind donations of food are a supply of face masks made and donated by The Mobile Haberdashery 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.

NEWS

Two of our clients were closely involved with the Normandy Landings but never actually met until attending NET events. Albert (Ted) Edward Stuart 96 years! from Scholes attends Dover Street luncheon clubs, he served in The Royal Navy. Kenneth Waite from Garforth served with the British Army Armoured Division. They were both presented with the Legion of Honour medal from the French Government in recent years. Sadly Ken passed away late last year. However his daughter & son in law would be delighted and proud if his photo was used in memory. He absolutely adored everything NET stood for and enjoyed every minute that he spent at NET. Robert ‘Bob’ Campbell. 96 years. Bob was in the Royal Air Force. He was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, his crew flew the Lancaster Bombers. His greatest achievement was he and his crew rescued 20 prisoners of war from Pomigliano Nr Naples Italy. His favourite film is the Dambusters which he watched again on VE day remembering his brave friends!
Quick Update from Monica in Dover Street 1630 Hrs Saturday 06-06-2020 . We are still here and still supporting the community. All NET Staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly since 12 th. March to support not only NET Clients but also 100's in the community who have asked for support directly to us and through the LCC Helpdesk. We are still sourcing food, still collecting, still packing and still delivering throughout LS15 LS25 LS26 WF10. As the mobile befrienders know from years of experience, covering 46 sq. miles does involve a lot of travel each week. This has only increased with volunteers now delivering food parcels and an ever increasing number of prescriptions. Thanks also to the Garforth Lions who have supported our volunteers with deliveries, collections and donated to our funds for food purchases. We are all determined to continue, no matter what obstacles we meet. We will continue to support the community and remember the VE Day song which has always been the NET Events closing anthem "We'll meet again" With your support we will always be here for you, and the community. What keeps me going are the thank you cards and phone calls left daily. A moving tribute to all of us is that two young girls who live in Kippax asked if they could raise money for food parcels by holding a sponsored cycle ride. They completed the ride and raised £1800 we are so grateful to 2 young girls. You can still support them to raise more. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gaitlyesforfood Love to you all, Take Care, Keep Safe, Monica XXX

VE Day

NET Still Supporting the Community Dover Street Friday 8 th. May Was The most decorated Street? NET Clients & Volunteers should have been celebrating VE Day today with a fabulous party. With lots of bunting, flags and goodies generously donated by MGN Events. We will have the party but will just postpone until it is safe. We will meet again. Bless you Rae Littlewood - Speaking to you Friday morning reminiscing about the war years. During this pandemic 2020 it reminded you how everyone pulled together during the Second World War, very similar things are happening today! Monica xx
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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 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.

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

Drop In.

'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 .
NET Garforth Dover Street Garforth LS25 2LP Tel:- 0113 2874784 e: info@netgarforth.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.

Falls Prevention

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 goody bag!

Physiotherapy Drop In.

Winter Warmth

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
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 Address. 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 kind donations of food are a supply of face masks made and donated by The Mobile Haberdashery 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.

NEWS

All Events suspended during Corona

Outbreak Crisis But Work Goes On.

VE Day NET Still Supporting the Community Dover Street Friday 8 th. May Was The most decorated Street? NET Clients & Volunteers should have been celebrating VE Day today with a fabulous party. With lots of bunting, flags and goodies generously donated by MGN Events. We will have the party but will just postpone until it is safe. We will meet again. Bless you Rae Littlewood - Speaking to you Friday morning reminiscing about the war years. During this pandemic 2020 it reminded you how everyone pulled together during the Second World War, very similar things are happening today! Monica xx
Two of our clients were closely involved with the Normandy Landings but never actually met until attending NET events. Albert (Ted) Edward Stuart 96 years! from Scholes attends Dover Street luncheon clubs, he served in The Royal Navy. Kenneth Waite from Garforth served with the British Army Armoured Division. They were both presented with the Legion of Honour medal from the French Government in recent years. Sadly Ken passed away late last year. However his daughter & son in law would be delighted and proud if his photo was used in memory. He absolutely adored everything NET stood for and enjoyed every minute that he spent at NET. Robert ‘Bob’ Campbell. 96 years. Bob was in the Royal Air Force. He was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, his crew flew the Lancaster Bombers. His greatest achievement was he and his crew rescued 20 prisoners of war from Pomigliano Nr Naples Italy. His favourite film is the Dambusters which he watched again on VE day remembering his brave friends!