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 and 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 have a focus on two key areas right now – these are falls and mental wellbeing.
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 try and 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 that are at risk of fall to check that they are OK and see whether there are things that can help to keep them fit and well. We know that COVID-19 has meant that more people are spending longer at home and may not feel as 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.
This has been a challenging year for us all. COVID-19 saw lots of brilliant places in our area close their doors or limit what they could offer in order to stop the virus spreading. Restrictions on socialising have meant that we are all seeing less of each other and some of us are spending a lot of time alone, or indoors with limited access to green space. Rising unemployment is also adding financial hardship for people in our area. The Local Care Partnership brings together a whole range of partners from formal mental health providers that can support people with mental health challenges, through to organisations providing social groups, housing support and employment advice. We want to make sure that local people are able to access the right support for them, when they need it, to support not just their physical health but mental wellbeing.
If you are a local organisation that wants to get involved in either of these pieces of work then please contact us and find out more.
How to get involved
As a relatively new partnership, 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