Welsh wound Innovation Centre

Leg clubsThe Lindsay Leg Club foundation

Ellie Lindsay OBE conceived and introduced an innovative, social Leg Club model for wound management in the community in 1995, and has since disseminated the concept worldwide.

Leg Clubs are an evidence based initiative which provide community-based treatment, health promotion, education and ongoing care for people of all age groups who are experiencing leg-related problems. Leg Club staff work in a unique partnership with patients (members) and the local community. Working to best-practice guidelines they provide a high standard of care in a social and friendly setting that promotes understanding, peer support and informed choice. Leg Clubs typically meet once a week, but in some areas the Club is held twice weekly. No appointments are required and members can drop in to chat over a cup of tea or coffee while awaiting treatment. Transport can be arranged to and from the clubs, and parking is available.

The emphasis of the Leg Club is to empower members to participate in their care, in a social environment that eases loneliness by providing congenial surroundings where old friends can meet and new friendships be formed.

Leg Clubs have four key features that are different from conventional leg ulcer clinics:

  • They are community-based, held in a non-medical setting, e.g. a village/community center, church hall or meeting room
  • Members are treated collectively
  • They operate on a drop-in basis (no appointments required)
  • They incorporate a fully-integrated 'well leg' regime 
​Full details about the leg club, including the location of a leg club near you, can be found at the Leg Club website. http://legclub.org


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