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Linking Leeds

Linking Leeds

The Reginald Centre
263 Chapeltown Road
Leeds

LS7 3EX

0113 336 7612

linking.leeds@nhs.net

COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE

Open for referrals

During these extraordinary times, at Linking Leeds we understand our clients and communities need us more than ever, and we are working hard to find new, safe and effective ways to be there.

Our service will be offering support over the phone or online where possible, and we are working hard to expand this over the coming weeks. We will provide regular updates and any new ways of accessing our service on this page.

We know that this could be a difficult time for many of our clients, and we want to reassure you that our dedicated colleagues are working hard to help and support you. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0113 336 7612 or email us at linking.leeds@nhs.net

About the service

Linking Leeds is the integrated city-wide Social Prescribing service for people in Leeds. Social Prescribing is a way of linking individuals with a range of local community services to improve social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Community Links is leading a consortium of seven local partners to deliver this new service from the 1st of September 2019, commissioned by NHS Leeds CCG. Our partnership has more than ten years of collective experience delivering Social Prescribing to the people of Leeds.

Linking Leeds provides Social Prescribing for all people aged 16 years and above, no matter where they live in the city – while responding to the specific health profiles of communities.

Aims of the service

Our aim is to connect people to services and activities in their community in order to benefit overall health and wellbeing. We believe that everyone can live a fulfilled life, however, sometimes people need help to achieve this. Feeling linked to your community has lots of health and wellbeing benefits that support resilience, independence and good physical and mental health.

Our Wellbeing Coordinators are based within GP practices providing one-to-one support over the phone and face to face. Community outreach from GP surgeries and other community locations is undertaken as appropriate.

How to access the service

There are three ways to access Linking Leeds:

  • GP introduction – an appointment with one of our experienced Wellbeing Coordinators can be booked in directly through your GP
  • Self-introduction (self-referrals) – either complete the introduction form or telephone the Hub.
  • Partner introduction (other professional)

Telephone
All telephone introductions should be made to the Linking Leeds Hub on 0113 336 7612.

Online
All online introductions should be made by filling out the introduction form and sending it to linking.leeds@nhs.net.

Listen here to Wellbeing Coordinator Aparajita Das and Locality Manager Fiona Howcroft talk to Lokesh on Fever FM about Linking Leeds and how you can get involved.