Category Archives: Better Lives

Better Conversations – supporting health and care staff digitally to work with the people of Leeds

A key part of the city’s Better Lives Strategy, supporting adult social care staff to have better conversations has been helping people in Leeds live independently for longer by identifying solutions that work for them. With many people across Leeds … Continue reading

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Virtual Death Cafés – bringing people across Leeds together to talk about death and loss during lockdown

We have talked about Death Cafés before on this blog, hearing the first-hand experiences of someone who helped out at one of the sessions (and, of course, about the tea and cake on offer). However, with the coronavirus pandemic postponing … Continue reading

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Leeds Meals on Wheels: healthy meals delivered with a smile

We’re celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week which aims to promote and encourage improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally, and globally. So how do we do that in Leeds? Anca Coman, Leeds City Council Graduate Communication and … Continue reading

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Leeds, let’s talk about Ageism

Ageism is discrimination based on a person’s age. It is widespread and can be expressed by people of any age. Many people take on these negative beliefs without even realising it. This has been shown to be harmful, particularly for … Continue reading

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Leeds – join us in the Big Thank You

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, … Continue reading

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Could you be a Leeds Winter Friend?

This week the Winter Friends campaign was launched as part of the 2020 Stay Well this Winter conference. One of the aims is to encourage 100 people to sign up as Winter Friends and support the people in their local … Continue reading

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Safe and well in Leeds with the West Yorkshire Fire Service

Did you know the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has a Safe and Well programme so older people not only have a fire safety visit but are also given help and support for social isolation if needed as … Continue reading

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Leeds Local Care Partnerships and the Third Sector

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 … Continue reading

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Leeds – let’s be there for one another

“Neighbours Should be there for one another That’s when good neighbours become good friends” “Ok the above is taken from the theme song for the long-running Australian soap, Neighbours, but it captures the essence of the ‘Looking out for our … Continue reading

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Top tips for staying well in Leeds this winter

Winter has already started so here are lots of tips to make sure you give yourself, family and neighbours the best chance to stay warm and healthy throughout the season.

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