Category Archives: Better Lives

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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Taking a leep of faith thanks to the Leeds Slug and Lettuce

As a Digital Eagle for Barclays Bank Emma Horsfall has taken part in many digital events within the Leeds community, mainly helping people to get online.  But at one such event she fell in love with a brilliant charity group … Continue reading

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Making later life better in Leeds

 In October 2017, Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF), Leeds City Council and the Centre for Ageing Better joined together in a new five year partnership to develop and share innovative approaches to tackle social, economic and health inequalities in later … 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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Don’t go slip sliding away- walking safely during wintery weather conditions

Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident in life affecting any age and, thankfully, often only resulting in minor bumps and bruises. However the recent icy conditions have led to quite a few unexpected trips, and … Continue reading

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Are you one of the Leeds 32, 000 at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

Most people would be surprised to know that in the UK around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major … Continue reading

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