New citywide service to help people get home after being in hospital Cllr Charlwood cuts the ribbon at East Leeds Recovery Hub
New Leeds Recovery Hubs across Leeds, which are at the heart of the Leeds Recovery Service, have been launched today [Monday 30th October].
Bringing together beds and community resources they will provide a comprehensive recovery service that will help people to return home after needing hospital care.
By working with teams based across the city the hubs will help to build resilience and reduce isolation by linking people back into their communities.
Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, executive member Health Wellbeing and Adults said:
“I am delighted we are working in partnership with colleagues from the NHS to provide this new resource which can play an important role helping people make the sometimes difficult transition from needing hospital care to being able to move back home.
“We know there are lots of pressures on the health and care system, and with winter coming on these pressures are likely to increase. So this is great news for Leeds and is another example of our commitment to be a compassionate city, where the great team of enthusiastic, motivated staff working in the new service will be actively encouraging and enabling people to live independently and remain active as part of their community.”
The Leeds Recovery Service will play an important role in the city by helping people who no longer need intensive, hospital based care make the transition to living back at home with expert support. It will see use of assistive technology, including community equipment and telecare, to promote independence for the individual and safety for both customers and their carers.
Additionally, Skills for Independent Living Service (SkILs) will be providing seven day home-based ‘reablement’ support which focusses on recovery and helping people regain independence and stay out of hospital.
Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council said:
“Leeds Recovery Service will provide a high standard of support where people are given the right support to regain skills, confidence and abilities so they can maintain their independence and have an improved quality of life.
“The new hubs are an exciting addition to our existing recovery services, making sure appropriate help is available seven days a week.”
The new services will be delivered across the city from a number of locations including:
- RecoveryHub@EastLeeds (formally known as The Green)
- Seacroft Green
- Leeds LS14 6JL
- RecoveryHub@SouthLeeds (formally known as South Leeds Independence Centre)
- Atha Crescent
- Leeds LS11 7DB
- RecoveryHub@NorthWestLeeds (formally known as Suffolk Court)
- Silver Lane
- LS19 7JN