Following flooding damage to our Assisted Living Leeds (ALL) centre on Clarence Road on Boxing Day, a recovery plan was put in place to make sure critical community equipment and Tele Care services could still operate and would not delay hospital discharges over Christmas. More on the temporary arrangements here but a huge thank you to everyone for their support and in helping to spread the word.
This post aims to tell the little ‘big’ stories in our on-going recovery. Continue reading
Social isolation and loneliness is believed to affect around 15 per cent of older people. And there are many imaginative ways of combating this such as the Sporting Memories Network which helps reconnect isolated individuals through their love of sport and offers a great chance for people to meet fellow fans, make new friendships and enjoy stimulating, fun activities that can have a real benefit to their health. And there is a way for you to get involved too. Continue reading
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January is possibly the gloomiest month of the year – short days, long dark nights, bad weather and the aftermath of all the festivities may have taken a toll on our finances as well as our health. However it’s also the time of the year when people are more likely to commit to bit of a health kick – often joining a gym (at quite an expense), drinking less alcohol or trying a healthier diet.
However, if you smoke, one of the most effective things you can do to improve your health (as well as your finances) is to stop smoking. And January is the most popular time to do it, with more people quitting in this month than any other time of the year.
So what’s the best way to kick the habit? Continue reading
The Assisted Living Leeds (ALL) centre on Clarence Road in Leeds was badly affected by recent flooding. Significant damage was caused taking it out of service as a ‘one stop’ for assistive living services in Leeds. The building houses Leeds Community Equipment Services, Tele Care services, Blue Badge assessments and various care training such as manual handling and lifting for people like occupational therapists and those caring for others. Continue reading