Social Prescribing

Connect for Health – finding your prescription for support

Connect for Health Leeds is a social prescribing service delivered by Leeds Mind, in partnership with Touchstone, Hamara, Barca-Leeds, Leeds Irish Health and Homes and Better Leeds Communities. Connect for Health assesses each individual’s needs and takes into account the challenges you are facing, before supporting you to access a personalised selection of local groups and activities which could help you achieve positive mental health. Here are 3 case studies

2018-02-13T09:00:31+00:0013th February 2018|Blog, Case Study, Social Prescribing|

Drop-in sessions with Connect For Health

Are you living in Leeds South and East? Connect for Health is a free, confidential, friendly signposting service for people aged 14 and over. We can help you to work out what’s right for you and connect you with local services and groups. Drop-in session at: TOUCHSTONE SUPPORT CENTRE 53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX Every other Friday, 11am to 12pm 20th October 3rd November 17th November 1st December 15th December

2020-04-17T10:46:30+01:0014th October 2017|News, Social Prescribing|

After the NHS – a CHS?

The election is finally behind us. The Labour Party had most of the eye-catching policies – and community businesses could provide the next big idea, writes our guest blogger Bill Graham from New Wortley. (This blog was originally published on the Power to Change website). One of the ideas was to turn the education system into an NES – or national education service. I suppose some of the thinking behind this

2020-04-17T10:28:43+01:0030th June 2017|Blog, Community, Policy, Social Prescribing|

Helping people in South and East Leeds to Connect for Health

Connect for Health is a friendly, local social prescribing service for people who live in South and East Leeds. We provide access to local groups and activities that could help you make a positive change. Who is the service for? The service may be for you if: you are at least 14 years old. you are registered with a GP in South or East Leeds. (If you live in the

2020-04-17T10:26:54+01:0013th March 2017|News, Partnership, Social Prescribing|

Better in Kirklees case study

Better in Kirklees is a social prescribing service that uses a holistic approach to support people to be active and involved in their community, keeping people happier, healthier and independent for longer. A bit of background… Lisa is a 68 year old woman from Huddersfield, and was referred to BiK by Fieldhead Surgery. Lisa is a full-time, unpaid carer for her 78 year old uncle and another family member that

2020-04-17T10:25:52+01:0031st January 2017|Blog, Carers, Case Study, Social Prescribing|

Better in Kirklees case study

Mrs M is 72 years old and lives in the Cleckheaton area of Kirklees. She recently lost her husband to a long term illness and was a carer for him, in addition to caring for her mother and a friend, both of whom passed away in the space of two years. Before going through bereavement and a difficult time, Mrs M had an active lifestyle; she enjoyed being an active member of the church and going to local social groups

2016-12-09T15:48:12+00:009th December 2016|Annual Report, Blog, Case Study, Social Prescribing|

Social Prescribing in Leeds – annual review

Touchstone works in partnership with Leeds Mind, Hamara, Barca-Leeds, Better Leeds Communities and Leeds Irish Health and Homes to deliver Social Prescribing Services in East, South and West Leeds. The Patient Empowerment Project (PEP) is commissioned by the Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Connect for Health service by the Leeds South and East CCG. Social Prescribing services offer the following benefits: Improve the wider health and wellbeing of individual patients enabling them to self-manage own conditions. Work in partnership with

2020-04-17T10:23:56+01:007th December 2016|Annual Report, Blog, Social Prescribing|

Better in Kirklees annual review

Better in Kirklees (BiK) social prescribing service uses an holistic approach to support people to be active and involved in their community, keeping people happier, healthier and independent for longer. We started taking referrals in April 2016 and by July we had 98 people! We connect the people we work with to a wide range of community activities, support and networks such as arts and cultural groups, sports activities, environmental projects and friendship groups. BiK workers talk to each person about how

2020-04-17T10:18:23+01:001st December 2016|Annual Report, Blog, Social Prescribing|

Social prescribing service nominated for innovation award

The Patient Empowerment Project (PEP) has been shortlisted in the Primary Care Innovation category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The PEP is a social prescribing service commissioned by NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  and delivered by a partnership including BARCA-Leeds, Touchstone, Better Leeds Communities and Leeds Mind, which helps GPs access community based services for their patients. Social prescribing is the name given to services that primary

2020-04-17T10:19:27+01:0016th September 2016|Awards, News, Partnership, Social Prescribing|

Client feedback from PEP social prescribing service

The Patient Empowerment Project is a social prescribing service commissioned by the West Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered in partnership between BARCA Leeds, Better Leeds Communities, Mind and Touchstone. The project supports people to take control of their health and wellbeing. Participants are referred by their doctor and are supported to access groups, services and resources in their local community to help them achieve a better life. Following a one

2020-04-17T10:18:25+01:0015th August 2016|Blog, Complex Needs, Feedback, Partnership, Social Prescribing|