Category Archives: Social Isolation

Leeds Community builders – yes, we can!

You may have heard of asset-based community development (ABCD) which identifies the existing skills, talents and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths instead of its needs. The assumption is that, … Continue reading

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If there was a Carers Flag it would be flying high on top of LeedsTown Hall this week!

This Carers Week the theme is looking at ways to support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food – Leeds lunch clubs save lives

Social isolation is a huge problem in the UK with news reports showing the negative physical and mental effects of being alone. Over 38, 000 people over 65 in Leeds currently live on their own and 11.6% of over 65’s … Continue reading

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Anyone for tea? Join a global tea party in Leeds as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 why not join in a global Tea Party, an around the world celebration of afternoon tea, as part of Nutrition and Hydration week.   We want afternoon tea to be served in as many different health … Continue reading

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In Leeds good neighbours can become good friends at Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO

If you live in East Leeds, on the right side of York Rd, and are in the relevant age bracket, over 60, you will be able to sign up for the Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO which … Continue reading

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Coming Leeds Bramley Elderly Action ready or not

  Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is a Neighbourhood Network which supports older people (aged 60+) in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley Leeds to remain healthy, active and involved in the community. The group has approximately 1,000 members and 150 volunteers. … Continue reading

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A #WorldPhotoDay thank you!

Thank you to everyone that snapped up the opportunity to share their photos with Age Friendly Leeds for World Photo Day! Here are just a few from the great selection that was received…

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