The Bradford on Avon Leg Club
Leg Ulcers and other chronic leg problems can affect people of any age but are particularly common in people over 60 years of age. There are over 200 people in the Bradford on Avon area who are suffering with pain, odour, obtusive bandaging, which may lead to social isolation and loneliness. Patients often suffer from the stigma and do not wish to leave the house.
The Bradford on Avon Leg Club, supported by the Friends of Bradford on Avon Community Healthcare and held at Wiltshire Heights Care Home now has over 100 members and needs to move to bigger premises to continue to develop non-medicalised leg care and the social model. The treatment is provided by the Nurses from the Bradford on Avon Health Centre and follows the principles from the Leg Club Foundation, (www.legclub.org). The Club is planning to introduce new services to its members, monthly talks and creative links to other schemes in and around Bradford on Avon.
The Leg Club is moving to St Margaret’s Hall on Tuesday 1st July 2014 and is thankful to Mr John Potter for helping to make this move possible.
The Club needs volunteers to become Committee members, to make refreshments, help develop newsletters and a website.
There is a Farewell Tea Party at Wiltshire Heights Care Home on Friday 27th June at 3pm and all Leg Club members are welcome.
For more information contact the Leg Club Project Manager, Amanda Brookes 01225 866611