Legs Matter – Help us to end the hidden harm crisis

Join us for our Well Leg Check Day on 13 June at Accelerate
Clinician treating patient with a leg ulcer at the Acclerate centre for exellence in Hackney, London

Accelerate are proud to be taking part in Legs Matter Week 2024 which is 10-14 June this year. There are lots of FREE events, both online and face to face, happening during the week, take a browse on the Legs Matter website.

Accelerate well leg check day

We’re delighted to contribute to helping to tackle the hidden harm crisis by having our own face to face event.

Well leg check day graphic 13 June 2024


Thursday 13 June 10am – 3pm


Accelerate CIC, St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, London E8 4SA

What’s it about?

Focusing on the 3 point leg check and the use of the Mesi to raise awareness of lower limb conditions.

We’ll be sharing information on how to check your lower limb. Clinicians will be available for the team and the public to ask any questions they have and free leg checks will be offered.

What will you learn?

  • How to identify the early signs of venous disease to prevent further lower limb issues for all vistiors and staff at St Josephs Hospice
  • The importance of skin care
  • The impact of gravity on the lower limb
  • To understand the role of British Standard class 1 compression socks in early intervention and self management
  • How to find further information

Who’s it suitable for?

  • Anyone sho is interested in checking their leg health
  • Carers

Need more information?

British Gas Engineer prevention and well leg awareness

This is a closed event but we thought you might like to know about some of the work we undertake with other organisations.

We’re partnering with British Gas to educate them on how to look after the lower limb when in a job role that can contribute to lower limb issues due to prolonged standing, driving, repetitive kneeling and/or squatting, climbing ladders and heavy manual handling.

The session will give engineers the knowledge and understanding of the importance of compression socks to prevent isssues such as varicose veins and oedema occurring.