After much hard work to clean up and recover from the Boxing Day flooding of Assisted Living Leeds (ALL) we are gradually making the move back to Clarence Road and getting back to business as usual.
With nearly half the people in Leeds (44%) ignoring their bowel cancer screening tests, Leeds City Council and the NHS and have launched a new initiative to encourage more people to take this simple health check that can save lives. Feedback from the public revealed that some people found the test off-putting, so the NHS and council have joined forces to send out helper kits to 12,500 people. Currently all 60-74 year-olds receive bowel cancer screening tests every two years, sent directly to their home address as part of a national screening programme. For the next three months, anyone getting the test will also receive a special helper kit. Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, healthy lifestyle, Information, older people
Tagged bowel cancer, choice, dignity, feedback, health and wellbeing, helper kit, Older People, Support
In preparation for World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, we spoke to Luke Aylward from Leeds Autism AIM Project about their support for autistic adults in Leeds.
Leeds Autism AIM is a service for autistic adults in Leeds with little or no funded support. Under its banner, we have set up two weekly drop-in services, found mentors for a number of people in need of guidance and provided a number of information resources.
The service was founded by Advonet with help from a number of autistic volunteers, some of whom went on to become staff. Since being set up in November 2014, over 400 different people across the city have been helped by the service. Continue reading
Posted in Autism, Awareness, community spirit, Independence, Information, volunteering
Tagged Advonet, autism, CAB, drop in, Leeds Autism AIM, Lovell Park, mental health, mentoring, Vale Circles
How are you? That’s the little question at the heart of One You. Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds City Council Director of Public Health explains more behind the brand new health campaign… Continue reading
Posted in Choice, Health and Wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, Information, Mental Health, Oral health, Public Health
Tagged choice, health and wellbeing, information, public health, Support
Hydration and nutrition Caribbean style
Derek Johnson, Principal Catering Manager, Community Meals Leeds gives us some food for thought as he discusses how people are getting involved in Nutrition and Hydration Week and how an apple a day can also keep the dentist away. Continue reading
Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Community Meals, healthy lifestyle, Independence, Information, Nutrition, older people
Tagged choice, health and wellbeing, information, Older People, Support