The club is run by volunteers – who include members of the congregation of the Court Farm Evangelical Church and other members of the public.
At the Leg Club you will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where people with lower leg problems can benefit from mutual encouragement, have fun and enjoy refreshments together.
The Leg Club is run by the community for members of the community with leg ulcers and associated conditions. The Leg Club is supported by our specialist team of nurses who will treat and dress your legs as necessary.
There is a refreshments area where you can chat with others and share your experiences. The Leg Club is based on award winning model founded by former district nurse Ellie Lindsay that motivates and empowers you to take ownership of your care.
Using the service
To use this service you can just come along to the Leg Club. No appointment is necessary.
Who is this service for?
The service supports people with concerns about their lower legs.
What Leg Club members say
“The nurses work tirelessly throughout the afternoon, supporting each other and sharing their expertise to the advantage of their patients. There is another aspect of the Leg Club too – with the help of volunteers they provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere, serving us refreshments. Members can chat together, share experiences and encourage each other. For some it is their one outing of the week.
At Mottingham we also have visitors. We have been introduced to chair exercises, at Christmas the local school sang carols to us and recently Catherine and Raj told us, how to get the best from our medicine. Our visitors wander amongst us talking to small groups or individuals, thus not disturbing the nurses.
From time to time we hear on the TV that the way ahead for the NHS lies in “care in the community”, I used to think “not for me”. However, since my introduction to my local Leg Club I have completely changed my mind!”
Cynthia Witchlow, member – January 2014
More about living with lower leg conditions
Useful information and websites
We use the leaflets produced by the Leg Club Foundation. These are available at the Leg Club.
Lead Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gillian Harman