Category Archives: community spirit

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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If there was a Carers Flag it would be flying high on top of LeedsTown Hall this week!

This Carers Week the theme is looking at ways to support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the benefits of volunteering at Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic millions of volunteers throughout the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.  Darrell Xavier, Operations Manager … Continue reading

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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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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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Leeds Older Peoples’ Action in the Locality welcomes in young and old

Did you miss this lovely article in the Guardian about OPAL or Older Peoples Action in the Locality about the Welcome In centre and what they do there?  OPAL is just one of Leeds’ Neighbourhood Networks and supports the over 60’s … 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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