We went along to the Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours Scheme, which is one of the 37 neighbourhood network schemes throughout Leeds to find what they do for older people who have suffered from a stroke. We met Claire Lovatt, Project Worker and Richard one of their members. Claire told us about the scheme and Richard shared his experiences, as someone who has suffered from several strokes.
Up to two thirds of people experience problems and changes to their vision following a stroke. Coming to terms with having a sight problem can be tough, but help is available as we discovered when we talked to Lesley Sharp at The Leeds Vision Consortium (LVC).
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Please click here to find out more about Angela and how reablement has helped her following a stroke.
1 person every 5 minutes in the UK has a stroke, that’s over 150,000 people a year. The month of May marks Action on Stroke and this week, we will support this national campaign by raising awareness of what a stroke is, how people have coped to regain independence and control in their lives and what support there is in Leeds for those impacted by this challenging condition.
Sharing what the Deaf Across Leeds Enablement Service can do for hard of hearing or deaf people becomes real, as we share how accessing this service has made a difference to just some of the people of Leeds. Better lives? We think Anita, John and Zoe would agree. Please click here to read their stories.
We visited the Deaf Across Leeds Enablement Service (DALES) headquarters to meet the team and find out a little more from Julie Newsome, their Senior Team Leader, what services they offer and what it means to them to ‘get involved and get aware’ as part of the Deaf Awareness Week. Continue reading
In 2011, after consultation with more than 350 service users, Adult Social Care responded to feedback that services for the deaf and hard of hearing citizens of Leeds had been underused and modernisation was required to encourage more people to engage with the opportunities on offer. The outcome? The establishment of the Deaf Across Leeds Enablement Service (DALES) – providing support for over 2000 deaf or hard of hearing people in Leeds. Continue reading