Have you heard about ACTIVAGE? Happening in Leeds at the moment, this scheme supplies technology free of charge in people’s homes to help them live more independently and provide peace of mind for relatives living at a distance.
Let’s find out how it all works
It’s Fostering Fortnight (13 – 26 May 2019) and you may have noticed Foster4Leeds adverts in your travels around the city. We’re looking to find people –single, married, gay, unemployed; labels don’t matter but if you can offer a young person in Leeds a safe, secure home, we need you.
Here’s one of our foster carers talking about their experience of going to one of our recruitment information events and what you can expect. Continue reading
Helen Thomson had the awful experience of her brother dying suddenly. She movingly explains some of the issues and feelings she has dealt with, as part of our series of blogs for Dying Matters Week. Continue reading
Allison Cliff is a librarian, part of the Leeds Libraries team. She’s helped out Leeds Bereavement Forum and their death cafe sessions. Here’s her take on Dying Matters week.
Every year in May, Dying Matters Leeds hosts an awareness week (this year from 13th-19th May) which gives an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the local agenda. This year’s theme is ‘Are You Ready?’
Over the week we’ll be looking at many of the issues and themes which relate to Dying Matters. We’ll be providing information and insight into the work of those who support those affected by these life-changing events. Continue reading
Talking about death and dying won’t make it happen any sooner, but not talking about it won’t make it go away, either.
Talking about dying and what would be important to us – to our family, friends and wider support network, helps everyone to have a sense of how to make our death a ‘good death’. Loosening up and talking helps us to get in touch with our lifetime of thoughts and experiences of death and dying; and we can connect better with the understanding of the cycle of life.
For those left behind, it takes away some of the stress when emotions are jangled; and helps in the process of ’celebrating a life’.
We want to help you start those conversations. Continue reading