Category Archives: volunteering

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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Celebrating the benefits of volunteering at Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic millions of volunteers throughout the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.  Darrell Xavier, Operations Manager … 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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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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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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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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Hip, hip hooray for the volunteers during Volunteer Week at Leeds Crossgates Good Neighbours Scheme

  Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June, celebrating the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Jane Robinson from Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme CIO tells us more about … Continue reading

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