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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,
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:
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 goody bag!
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
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
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
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
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.
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!