The Enhance Project
‘helping to build confidence through regular contact and befriending’
The Enhance programme is a citywide service led by the Leeds Older People Forum and aims to bring together third sector organisations with local Neighbourhood Teams to help reduce patient readmission into hospital.
The new programme aims to support the safe and sustainable discharge of people from hospital and Neighbourhood Team care into a secure home environment.
Feel Good Factor’s Enhance programme offers tailored help to people supported by the Chapeltown Neighbourhood Team and other organisations by…
- Motivating and encouraging them to self manage in order to stay independent.
- Working with them to develop a plan of action to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Befriending and helping them to access community activities and develop social networks.
- Helping them to overcome obstacles to accessing support services.
Although the majority of referrals will be from the Chapeltown Neighbourhood Team, the Enhance programme can accept relevant referrals from other community services.
Beverley Lock, Feel Good Factor Enhance Development and Support Worker says, “I look forward to visiting people in their homes once they have been discharged from the Neighbourhood Team. I’ll be assessing the need for support, checking safety in the home and developing a plan of action directly with that person. I’ll also offer one to one support to resolve any concerns or issues they may have. The main aim is to help to build confidence through regular contact and befriending, linking with social and community activities to help to improve health and wellbeing.”
Beverley has many years’ experience supporting families from diverse backgrounds on a one to one basis.
Contact Beverley as follows.
Enhance Development and Support Worker
Telephone: 0113 3504200
Download a copy of the Enhance Service leaflet here.