February is LGBT History Month in the UK, a time to celebrate some of the amazing things that have been achieved within LGBT rights, remember some of the low points that we and others before us have fought through and highlight some of the wonderful things LGBT people have accomplished.
Emily Metcalfe, of the Leeds Bi Group, highlights some of the bisexual events and involvement within LGBT history, here are a few of the key moments that stand out to her, and also includes some local events. Continue reading
Mental health is beginning to lose the level of stigma it once had. High profile figures – royals, sportsmen and women, celebrities, politicians, business people – are sharing their stories and experiences in a way that would have been unthinkable not so long ago.
That’s great news. Continue reading
In October 2017, Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF), Leeds City Council and the Centre for Ageing Better joined together in a new five year partnership to develop and share innovative approaches to tackle social, economic and health inequalities in later life across Leeds.
To support this work, the Centre for Ageing Better has employed Partnership Manager Joanne Volpe, who reflects here on her first few months in post, and what the partnership will be focusing on in 2018. Continue reading
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Tagged Age Friendly, choice, communities, information, Older People, partnership, Support
We’ve all seen the newspaper headlines about the NHS Winter crisis and hope that we won’t be forced to visit a hospital soon and become one of those hapless people forced to wait for treatment. So what can you do? One way of reducing demand on NHs is to self care and at this time of year the most effective way to do that is have a flu jab.
Getting a flu jab is the best way of reducing the spread of flu. It protects not only you, but friends, family and co-workers. These jabs really can save lives. But if you still have reservations about the flu vaccine here are some of this year’s common flu myths and the myth busting truth behind them. Continue reading
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Tagged Age Friendly, awareness, carers, choice, health and wellbeing, Older People, StayWellThisWinter, Support