Category Archives: social enterprise

A Leep into the light with the best café

Café Leep is a Leeds based community enterprise staffed by adults with learning disabilities. Continue reading

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Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults highlights … Continue reading

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You’ve got a “Befriender” in me with Otley Action for Older People

Did you know that there was an International Friendship day, dedicated to the bond of friendship and companionship and celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year?  No, I didn’t either.  But it made me think if friendship is … 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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Decisions, decisions: a post spin-out dilemma for Aspire

  Aspire Community Benefit Society supports more than 1000 adults with learning disabilities to have better lives through the provision of day opportunities, supported living and respite services. As the Learning Disability Community Support Service, we were formerly the Council’s … 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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