Category Archives: Social Isolation

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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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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A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

Leeds is now home to  a state of the art new housing complex offering older people the option of extra care in a home they can call their own. With a restaurant and hair salon on site amongst other facilities, … Continue reading

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Shared tables not separate tables

There might be a number of reasons that people eat alone. It could be that they can’t physically get out of their homes, or that they don’t have anyone to go out for a meal with.  More than a Mealtime’s … Continue reading

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How a Digital Angel can stop social isolation

At age 80, Vera was feeling that there was not enough for her to do anymore. She spent most of her time sitting alone and watching television, and told her daughter that she was fed up with this way of … Continue reading

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How getting to know the community you work in helps strength based social care

‘You can’t know what a person or a community needs, until they first know what they have. ‘ John McKnight, Co-Director, ABCD Institute quotes Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group. He adds … Continue reading

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Christmas party at Tea Cosy cafe, Rothwell, Leeds So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time…

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