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April 20, 2022

14 organisations successful in applying for Enhance funding

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Enhance Programme Manager

We are delighted to begin to start work on Enhance.

This new programme, working with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, is focused on bringing the third sector together with health partners to create better personalised care and support for individuals, including in relation to safe discharge home from hospital.

We launched the Enhance fund in February. We have been overwhelmed with the quality of applications and aspirations for this work. The funding panel worked hard to make difficult decisions, as the value of applications was double what was available to fund, demonstrating what a thriving and professional sector we are fortunate to have in Leeds.

The programme will embed a test and learn ethos throughout, building on the learning and experience of Time to Shine. We plan to learn from the challenges that all partners will face along the way, as well as from the achievements.

The aim of Enhance projects is to develop ways to support people in their own homes and add to the joint working/ partnership approach of the Neighbourhood Teams. Taking a Leeds-wide approach, we are looking at ways in which delivery partners can work with the Neighbourhood Teams and health and social care partners across Local Care Partnerships, to improve the quality of experience of  individuals.

Enhance delivery partners

These Enhance projects are due to begin on 1 May 2022.

  • Action for Gipton Elderly will develop a ‘Time, Listen, Care’ service, focusing on the complex needs of people living in Gipton and Harehills.
  • ABA Leeds will work with Hamara to develop a Hospital Discharge service focusing primarily on the needs of people of South Asian heritage.
  • Age UK Leeds  will develop a package of home-based support and community-based activities.
  • Armley Helping Hands will work with a Community Engagement Worker and Wellbeing Champion in Armley to support older people achieve better overall health outcomes. 
  • Burmantofts Senior Action  will develop a new project – ‘Enhanced Health Intervention’ – in Burmantofts, providing a single point of contact throughout. 
  • Care & Repair Leeds will develop their holistic and practical support offered immediately after hospital discharge, to medium-term support for the individual.
  • Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours’ Scheme will provide a post discharge support package to people living in the area.
  • Feel Good Factor will provide practical support to attend and engage in activities within community settings, build social networks and peer support in the Chapeltown area.
  • Health for All will work in Beeston and Middletonto further develop their ‘team around the Elder’ approach, working on a one-to-one level with individuals to identify appropriate activities to meet their specific needs.
  • Leeds Irish Health & Homes  will work across Meanwood and Chapeltown to develop a ‘3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months and beyond’ approach to support individuals.
  • Moor Allerton Elderly Care (MAECare) will work with local partners to enhance the personalised support offered to individuals.
  • OPAL will further develop their personalised support offer to individuals living in the LS16 area.
  • NET Garforth  will build on the personalised support offer. working with the Neighbourhood Team in Kippax.
  • Seacroft Friends and Neighbours  will employ a case worker to provide personalised one-to-one support.  

Look out for more information on the Enhance section of our website.

Hillary Wadsworth
Enhance Programme Manager