Category Archives: Personalisation

Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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Supporting #hellomynameis at Leeds City Council

Hello, my name is Rebecca Charlwood. I am the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, the Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and a local councillor for Moortown. The sad news of Dr Kate Granger’s death on the … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call? The Leeds Directory, that’s who

Where can you go to get information that you trust about services and organisations to help you, your friends, and relatives live their lives as well as possible?   Leeds Directory is just what you need. As Mrs H. from Pudsey … Continue reading

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Shaping the voice and values of social work

In our latest update from Leeds Adult Social Care Services leadership team, Shona McFarlane, Chief Officer for Access and Care Delivery, shares her thoughts on what it will take to provide outstanding social care. Leeds has aspirations to be the … Continue reading

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ABC (D)…. it’s easy as 123 (4) ABCD – Asset Based Community Development Leeds

So ABCD – Asset Based Community Development – what is it?  Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) focusses on identifying the existing gifts and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths versus solely … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the city one LEGO brick at a time and planning Darth Vader’s funeral – It’s all in a days work

“You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation” – Plato Carole Clark, Leeds City Council Ageing Well Officer, tells us about her experience using LEGO® Serious Play® to … Continue reading

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Health coaching – your health in your hands

Health Coaching is an approach rather than a job. It is about working with people to increase their awareness of their own health issues and helping them take more control of their healthcare. Susan Blundell tells us more about her … Continue reading

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