Category Archives: Independence

Leeds’ International Older Persons Day – Diversity of Older People

This year the International Day of Older Persons takes place on 1st October and the theme is: ‘Diversity of Older People’. All sorts of exciting events will take place across Leeds between 1st and 10th October. Although they are all … Continue reading

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How Friendly Fridays help living with memory loss

September is  World Alzheimer’s Month and the theme is “Remember Me” so we are looking at a group that helps people living with dementia or Alzheimers. Living with memory loss is challenging not just for the person with memory loss … Continue reading

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Cara: Bringing Leeds Irish People Together

“We used to go to the St Francis dances on a Saturday, we all collected there and at Rosary Church on a Sunday afternoon: where is there for us now, at our age?” Cara participant Ethna, RIP, recently lost to us, … 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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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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Taking the ball and running with it- Leeds Dementia Awareness week 2017

Dementia Awareness week is in full swing and local organisations are putting on more than ever to make people aware of the condition and the support available for people and carers who live with dementia in Leeds. Tim Sanders, Commissioning … Continue reading

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Let’s unite for Dementia Awareness week in Leeds

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, the theme is to unite against dementia. There are estimated 8,500 people living with dementia in Leeds: but many families are facing it alone. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding … Continue reading

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