Coming out and showing up Eleanor Broadbent talks about what flying the rainbow flag for LGBQT History month means.
Eleanor works in Equality and Diversity for St Anne’s Community Services. She is also a representative of Leeds City Council’s LGB&T* Community Hub. Continue reading
Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Information, Integration, LGBT, LGBTQ, loneliness, Mental Health
Tagged awareness, celebration, choice, information, Support
We’ve all had them, letters through the mail guaranteeing us a substantial win and all we have to do is fill in the form, write them a cheque to cover their expenses, send it off and wait for the prize. Only you never get the prize as they’re just one example of the many scams that exist to trap the vulnerable and the unwary. And if it’s not the post the endless phone calls saying your computer is running slow and they can help but you have to give them your bank details. Have you ever been taking in by one of these schemes? Would you admit it if you had?
`The SAFER Project’ West Yorkshire Trading Standards, exists to help safeguard older people from scams and doorstep crime. Continue reading
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Tagged Age Friendly, awareness, health and wellbeing, information, partnership, Support
Paul Lambert is a tobacco expert in Leeds City Council’s Public Health team. He’s managed to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and tell us about how his New Year resolution is doing…
“I know I struggle with my New Year resolutions every year” says Paul “That’s mainly because they’re things I’m trying not to do which I enjoy! So I have every sympathy with people who are starting 2017 with a plan to knock smoking on the head and are finding it tough to keep going.”
“The resolutions I find easiest to keep are the ones where I’m getting support from family, friends and colleagues, along with the ones where I can see a difference.” Continue reading
So what sort of Christmas are you having? Nigella, Jamie Oliver or the blessed Delia? Whoever you choose to follow I’m sure you will add to their menus with favourite foods from your childhood Christmases regardless of whether they are fashionable or not.
For 228 people in Leeds their Christmas meal will be delivered on the day by the Leeds Meals on Wheels team. Continue reading
Posted in Age Friendly, Awareness, Choice, Community Meals, Health and Wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, home care, Information, Nutrition, older people
Tagged Age Friendly, choice, health and wellbeing, home care, independent living, information, Older People, Support