Linking Leeds is the new, city-wide service which connects people to groups, services and activities in their community to enable improved health and wellbeing.
This type of service is known as social prescribing which is a non-medical, community based intervention that offers people the opportunity to improve and enhance their day to day live. People wanting to access the service will see a Wellbeing Co-ordinator who will work closely with them to find out their needs, then help them to access relevant activities, including art, gardening, fitness groups, healthy eating or other specialist advice and support services.
Linking Leeds replaces three social prescribing initiatives in Leeds, Connect Well, PEP and Connect for Health, binging them into one integrated service available to all Leeds residents. It is funded by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, led by Community Links in partnership with BARCA, Leeds Mind, Feel Good Factor, Better Leeds Communities, Leeds Irish Health and Homes, Age UK and Leeds City Council.
Leeds residents can get more information and access the service by visiting their GP, filling out the form at www.commlinks.co.uk/linking-leeds or calling 0113 336 7612