A FORMER Yeadon care home is one of a number of new 'Recovery Hubs' set up to help people return home after a hospital stay.

RecoveryHub@NorthWestLeeds, better known to many as Suffolk Court, is part of a citywide service to help people get home after being in hospital.

The new hubs, which also include centres at Seacroft and Beeston, were launched this week

with the aim of bringing beds and community resources together to provide a comprehensive recovery service.

Cllr Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council's executive member Health Wellbeing and Adults, said: "I am delighted we are working in partnership with colleagues from the NHS to provide this new resource which can play an important role helping people make the sometimes difficult transition from needing hospital care to being able to move back home.

"We know there are lots of pressures on the health and care system, and with winter coming on these pressures are likely to increase. So this is great news for Leeds and is another example of our commitment to be a compassionate city, where the great team of enthusiastic, motivated staff working in the new service will be actively encouraging and enabling people to live independently and remain active as part of their community."

The council says the Leeds Recovery Service will play an important role in the city by helping people who no longer need intensive, hospital based care make the transition to living back at home with expert support.

The Skills for Independent Living Service will provide seven day home-based 'reablement' support, focussing on recovery and helping people regain independence and stay out of hospital.

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, said: "Leeds Recovery Service will provide a high standard of support where people are given the right support to regain skills, confidence and abilities so they can maintain their independence and have an improved quality of life.

"The new hubs are an exciting addition to our existing recovery services, making sure appropriate help is available seven days a week."