Category Archives: Information

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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Breathing easy across Leeds during Breathe Easy week

  Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air.  The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public … 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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When I find myself in times of trouble – how Dying Matters can help

When you first find out that someone is bereaved it’s hard to know what to say, do you ask them how they are? Do you say anything at all or just ignore it?  Dying Matters week is also about finding … Continue reading

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Helping people live until the very last moment – Dying Matters

One of the themes of this year’s Dying Matters week (8-14 May) is what can you do for your friends and for your community.  Obviously being there as a support – emotionally and practically – is a big yes.  But … Continue reading

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Dying Matters – time to say goodbye, how to have a good funeral

As Dying Matters week (8 May to 12 May) approaches we are encouraged to consider what we can do: for ourselves, our family, our friends and our community. One answer is to think about funeral plans. When you think about … Continue reading

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