About Me

Name

Emma Tregidden

Biography

Space2 Leeds

Space2 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 collaborators 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.

 AIMS

· To improve and increase social prescribing community activities by bringing together Place-based partnerships of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise projects.

· To provide a Wellbeing Coordinators -training programme, which will focus on experiential learning with Art Doctors, YCF and TCV to increase confidence, awareness and better understanding of the impact of creative, nature and movement, based activities

· To increase capacity across a full range of activity (adapting to lockdown scenarios) and supporting social connectedness

http://www.space2.org.uk