The Woodsley and Holt Park Local Care Partnership covers the geographical area that includes Hyde Park, Woodhouse, Little London, Headingly, West Park, Ireland Wood and Holt Park. It also takes in parts of Bramley and Kirkstall.
Our partnership meetings are usually held on a Wednesday lunchtime. Partners include local GPs, community health services, mental health, Adult Social Care, Active Leeds, local Councillors, pharmacy, 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 on their health. We explore a range of topics in our meetings, but we also focus on two key areas right now: falls and mental well-being.
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 fall 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.
Cardigan Centre Partnership Project for Older Residents
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 summer/autumn delivering fresh fruit parcels to local families.
The project, which is currently in the scoping stages, aims to provide 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 which will be led by a steering group made up of LCC, NHS, 3rd Sector organisations and aimed to be long term (at least 6 months) in order to gain trust and provide time for the community to 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.