Category Archives: Active ageing

Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults highlights … Continue reading

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A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

Leeds is now home to  a state of the art new housing complex offering older people the option of extra care in a home they can call their own. With a restaurant and hair salon on site amongst other facilities, … Continue reading

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How a Digital Angel can stop social isolation

At age 80, Vera was feeling that there was not enough for her to do anymore. She spent most of her time sitting alone and watching television, and told her daughter that she was fed up with this way of … Continue reading

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How getting to know the community you work in helps strength based social care

‘You can’t know what a person or a community needs, until they first know what they have. ‘ John McKnight, Co-Director, ABCD Institute quotes Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group. He adds … Continue reading

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Christmas party at Tea Cosy cafe, Rothwell, Leeds So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time…

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Riding along in my automobile – tips on how to be older, safer drivers

Snow, fog, driving rain, flooding – all dangerous conditions for any driver, experienced or otherwise and yet, likely hazards at this time of year.   For older drivers driving means: being part of the community; being able to visit friends … Continue reading

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A new Age Friendly Charter for Leeds

What’s it like living as an older person in Leeds?  Since March 2016, Time to Shine Age Friendly Campaign Officer Emily Axel has been consulting with older people all over Leeds to gather their thoughts to help shape a new … Continue reading

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