Category Archives: Choice

Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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Leeds Dying Matters Walking up the King’s highway and funeral music

As part of Leeds Dying Matters week we’re taking a look at what you can do for yourself, your family, friends and community to start talking about death and maybe think about some of those tricky decisions such as making your funeral … Continue reading

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Why should we be talking about death with Leeds Dying Matters Partnership?

It’s the one conversation that no one wants to have and probably the one that everyone should.  What plans have you made for your end of life? During this year’s Leeds Dying Matters Partnership Dying Matters week , first event on … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food – Leeds lunch clubs save lives

Social isolation is a huge problem in the UK with news reports showing the negative physical and mental effects of being alone. Over 38, 000 people over 65 in Leeds currently live on their own and 11.6% of over 65’s … Continue reading

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Anyone for tea? Join a global tea party in Leeds as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 why not join in a global Tea Party, an around the world celebration of afternoon tea, as part of Nutrition and Hydration week.   We want afternoon tea to be served in as many different health … 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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