Category Archives: Choice

How to beat the odds in Leeds without making a bet

Are you one of those people who only joins in the office sweepstake or the Christmas raffle or are you one of those people who enjoys a fun night at the Casino?  Or have you never gambled at all?  For … Continue reading

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Flu Mythbusting

  The recent flu outbreak in Australia shows that children and older adults are still two of the most vulnerable age groups .   Here in the UK we are just entering into our flu season and there is still … Continue reading

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Transforming lives with Leeds Libraries’ tablet lending scheme

For the last few months Leeds Libraries have been working on a pilot scheme aimed at boosting digital inclusion in the city. The tablet lending scheme shows people the positive changes that can be made to their lives from being … Continue reading

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Resilient not reliance – helping older drinkers in Leeds

Alcohol–now there is a tricky word to open with, and for some people, it could be one of the most difficult conversations they will ever have. Contrary to popular belief, the UK’s real booze problem does not involve inebriated youths … Continue reading

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Hip, hip hooray for the volunteers during Volunteer Week at Leeds Crossgates Good Neighbours Scheme

  Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June, celebrating the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Jane Robinson from Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme CIO tells us more about … 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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Celebrating Leeds Disabled Access day 2017

Have you heard of Disabled Access Day?  No? Well, it’s a day for disabled people to celebrate good access and take up opportunities to try something new. About highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, such as touch … Continue reading

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