Winter can be a really difficult time of year for people at the best of times and Storms Ciara and Dennis have made the past week especially difficult and we’re still not in the clear yet. On top of that, it’s one of the busiest times of the year for our public services.
What can we do to spread a little sunshine and boost morale? We’ve teamed up with our NHS colleagues, Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police (Leeds District), British Transport Police and community and voluntary organisations to launch the Big Thank You campaign.
We want to recognise those unsung winter heroes whose hard work and dedication keeps us safe and well and the city running. We want to show our appreciation for anyone who goes above and beyond to help people during winter, as well as those whose little acts of kindness which make a big impact at difficult times. So how can I say thank you?
Posted in Better Lives, Big Thank You, community spirit
Tagged awareness, care provider, celebration, communities, community spirit, Leeds City Council, Support, volunteer, Winter Hero
Nicky Addison and other Leeds Admiral nurses
Living with dementia can be a struggle and have a physical, psychological, practical and emotional impact on both the person diagnosed and their families. It is therefore essential that everyone has the support and advice needed to live as well as they possibly can, when faced with the challenges that dementia can bring.
In Leeds, The Royal British Legion have worked in partnership with Dementia UK to develop an Admiral Nurse Service. Nicky Addison, Regional Lead Admiral Nurse – Leeds tells us more about their amazing work . Continue reading
Posted in Age Friendly, Assisted Living, Dementia, Dignity in care, End of life planning, home care, older people
Tagged Age Friendly, care provider, choice, dementia, Older People, partnership, Support
Pip Goff, Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager, recently met with Karen Woloszczak, the Manager at Action for Gipton Elderly and Sean Tunnicliffe Communications Officer, Leeds Older People’s Forum, to talk about Local Care Partnership. Sean also wrote this blog about the meeting to share more information about Local Partnerships – what they are and what they do Continue reading
Posted in Achievement, Active ageing, Age Friendly, Better Lives, Choice, Health and Wellbeing, Independence, Information, Intergenerational, Local Care Partnerships, Neighbourhood Networks, neighbours, older people
Tagged Age Friendly, awareness, choice, communities, community spirit, health and wellbeing, independent living, joint working, Leeds City Council, Neighbourhood Networks, Older People, partnership, Support
Today Leeds City Council has published plans to fight the climate emergency and work towards becoming a carbon-neutral city. Dr. Paola Sakai, UKRI Research and Innovation Fellow, University of Leeds, talks about what it means for Leeds and if there is anything we can do to help.
“Winter is here: the days are chilly and nights are longer. We wrap up and try to stay cosy. Time to get the scarves and gloves out, and warm up with the thoughts of Christmas. Bring out your brolly too, as it might rain. Actually, it has been raining quite a lot lately, now that I think of it… Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, Health and Wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, Independence, Information
Tagged awareness, Clean Air, health and wellbeing, independent living, information, Leeds City Council, public health, safeguard