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“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 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 .
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 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