Category Archives: Awareness

Leeds Community builders – yes, we can!

You may have heard of asset-based community development (ABCD) which identifies the existing skills, talents and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths instead of its needs. The assumption is that, … Continue reading

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Money on your mind – the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute visit Leeds

People experiencing mental health problems find it much harder to choose, use and pay for essential services like water, broadband, energy and financial products and as a result  are three times more likely to be in problem debt. Just one … Continue reading

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In Leeds good neighbours can become good friends at Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO

If you live in East Leeds, on the right side of York Rd, and are in the relevant age bracket, over 60, you will be able to sign up for the Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO which … Continue reading

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Coming Leeds Bramley Elderly Action ready or not

  Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is a Neighbourhood Network which supports older people (aged 60+) in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley Leeds to remain healthy, active and involved in the community. The group has approximately 1,000 members and 150 volunteers. … Continue reading

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Dignity in Action day at Leeds Mental Health Transitional Housing Units.

Today is Dignity in Action day, but what is it? I hear you ask  Quite simply a day to make sure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose … Continue reading

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Have you got time to talk?

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 … Continue reading

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Not Foo Fighters, but Leeds Flu fighters – fighting the flu bug together

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 … Continue reading

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