Category Archives: strengths based

Age Friendly Leeds – learning from and sharing approaches to building age-friendly communities

Find out what happened when Leeds welcomed the Portuguese Aga Khan Foundation as part of their week-long study visit to the UK. Leeds City Council’s Ageing Well Officer, Carole Clark, gives her account of the differences and similarities in how … Continue reading

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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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Leeds Older Peoples’ Action in the Locality welcomes in young and old

Did you miss this lovely article in the Guardian about OPAL or Older Peoples Action in the Locality about the Welcome In centre and what they do there?  OPAL is just one of Leeds’ Neighbourhood Networks and supports the over 60’s … Continue reading

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Linking up across the city to improve community health

The Civic Hall recently hosted a gathering of like minds and committed partners who are part of ‘Better Together’. With an underpinning commitment to building ‘Healthy Communities and Healthy Lives’, Better Together is the name of the new locality community … 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 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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A new Age Friendly Charter for Leeds

What’s it like living as an older person in Leeds?  Since March 2016, Time to Shine Age Friendly Campaign Officer Emily Axel has been consulting with older people all over Leeds to gather their thoughts to help shape a new … Continue reading

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