Woodsley & Holt Park Local Care Partnership has a large footprint over North Leeds: all the way from Woodhouse, Little London, Burley, Hyde Park, Headingley and Kirkstall, through to Horsforth, Holt Park, and Cookridge.
Partners include local GPs, community health services, mental health, Adult Social Care, Active Leeds, Local Councillors, Pharmacists, Third Sector organisations and community groups.
If you provide health and wellbeing support in our area, you are very welcome to come along, share what you do and look at how we can work with one another to support people in our local area.
As a partnership, we want to be responsive to what is going on in local people’s lives and how this impacts their health. We explore a range of topics in our meetings, learning from each other and building relationships. This has been vital to supporting people over the pandemic.
The partnership is currently actively working on one main identified priority: frailty, but have other priorities they are looking to build momentum on when capacity allows.
We know that the risk of falling increases as we age, but we also know there are plenty of things that we can do to reduce the number of falls that people may have. We are bringing together a range of partners to reduce the number of falls in our area. We want to encourage people to be much more open about balance issues, and reporting falls. We will work proactively with people at risk of falls to check that they are OK and see whether there are things that can help keep them fit and well. We know that COVID-19 has meant that more people are spending longer at home and may not feel confident about their strength and balance when out and about. We can offer advice and support to help people improve their confidence and take part in COVID secure activities.
The Elders Project
In collaboration with INW Community Committee and The Cardigan Centre, this project will work with older residents in the Woodsley/Cardigan Road/ Hyde Park area, who are mainly from the South Asian community. There is an awareness of the high level of need in the area with older residents suffering from isolation, and multiple health problems, including poor nutrition and heart disease and diabetes. Abdul Hannan, The Cardigan Centre manager, has picked up significant intelligence from the community through his involvement with the Hyde Park FC project over lockdowns.
The project provides a weekly session of health-based activity such as exercise, nutrition, mental stimulation activities designed for people living with dementia, social such as crafts possibly gender-specific alongside refreshments. In addition, professional advice and support will be offered at each session by appropriate practitioners. The Cardigan Centre is a local, trusted organisation in this area with a proven ability to deliver.
This project has a steering group made up of LCC, NHS, 3rd Sector organisations but the direction is very much led by the need and want of those who participate in the weekly sessions, meaning the community develop and identify activities and take ownership of the developing groups.
How to get involved
We are keen to include more partners across the patch, in particular those who can support our current priorities and community groups. If you would like more information or to join us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.