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    • Emma Tregidden
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      I am Emma T from Space2 in Leeds.

      Space2 Leeds http://www.space2.org.uk
      Space2 (S2) is an Arts and Social Change organisation in Leeds and the lead partner of Thriving Communities in Leeds, having pioneered social prescribing in Leeds with a link worker in Oakwood Lane Medical Practice. 2014. Our provision is rooted in co-produced arts projects with our communities alongside a health-based community development programme and volunteering opportunities, inc community gardens; art, poetry and choir for mental health and large scale community shows. We have led Citywide partnerships inc multi-agency Time to Change strategic hub. We have led a new partnership in Gipton in response to COVID. We play an active role on two Local Care Partnerships (LCPs). This experience, learning and established connectivity across sectors makes us a strong lead partner.

      Space2 will work with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Feel Good Factor, plus a range of community collaboraors across the City, on a ‘social prescribing programme’ to deliver activities, which tackle social isolation, improve wellbeing – and specifically support the communities of Chapeltown, Gipton and Harehills. Alongside this the Partnership with work with Wellbeing Coordinators to offer a programme of experiential training to raise awareness and understanding of the role of creative, green and movement-based activity in people’s wellbeing. Thriving Communities seeks to embed social prescribing and its development into existing strategic infrastructure across the City and promote sustainability of the delivery programme.

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