Leeds Oak Alliance

*Update 17/03/20*

Leeds Oak Alliance Coronavirus Position Statement

Our 3rd sector Hub at Bexley Wing of St James’s Hospital will be suspended until further notice while we adopt measures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The decision to close has been taken in light of the latest government guidance to limit social contact to minimise the risk of contamination and also to free up our staff teams to deal with urgent matters within our own organisations.

The current priorities of all Leeds Oak Alliance partner organisations are to keep the vulnerable people/carers we work with safe and well and to maintain contact with them wherever possible.

We are currently drawing up plans to maintain support to people in Leeds and will focus our efforts on those most affected.


Background
Leeds Oak Alliance is a joint initiative between Carers Leeds, Age UK Leeds, Care and Repair, Wheatfields Hospice and St Gemma’s Hospice. The organisations came together with an aim to improve services for people with frailty, at end of life and carers. They hold a shared vision of working closely with Health and Care to contribute to some of the strategic developments in Leeds which focus on improving services.

The third sector organisations behind Leeds Oak Alliance all share values of delivering high quality services focused on meeting the needs of each individual.

Who we support
Leeds Oak Alliance work with people who are frail or at end of life, and their carers.

What we do
The Alliance aims to help simplify and improve access to vital third sector support.

Where we work
Leeds Oak Alliance is piloting a new service based at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust offering information, advice and support to people living with frailty, at the end of life and their carers.

The service will be run from a ‘pod’ based in Bexley Wing (St James Hospital) where Leeds Oak Alliance staff will be available Monday to Friday between 10.30am – 3.30 pm , although these times and the location may change as the project develops.