Category Archives: Working together

Mick Ward reflects after four decades working to support adult social care across Leeds

After four decades working in adult social care for Leeds City Council, Mick Ward (Chief Officer for Transformation and Innovation within Adults and Health) is sadly retiring. Starting out as a care assistant in 1978, Mick has worked his way … Continue reading

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How the Leeds Neighbourhood Networks are supporting older people during the COVID-19 crisis

A feature of Leeds since 1985, the Neighbourhood Networks are locally-led groups that do amazing work to support the health and wellbeing of older people across the city. Working within communities to meet local needs, these organisations offer services, activities and sessions that older people want.

While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has prevented older people from accessing these services in traditional ways, the hard work of the networks has not stopped.

Ali Kaye, Third Sector Development Manager for Leeds Older People’s Forum, tells us more about how the networks have responded and adapted rapidly to supporting older people during the crisis. Continue reading

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Leeds Recovery Hubs – supporting older people during the COVID-19 crisis

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Could you be a Leeds Winter Friend?

This week the Winter Friends campaign was launched as part of the 2020 Stay Well this Winter conference. One of the aims is to encourage 100 people to sign up as Winter Friends and support the people in their local … Continue reading

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Beeing together

Bee Together is a Health for All’s, Time to Shine Project, looking at the reasons for social isolation and loneliness in Older People with a Learning Disability(OPLD). Anna-Marie Garbutt, Health for All Time to Shine Community Learning Disabilities Project Coordinator tells … 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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The Big Seven-O – #NHS70

This year we have seen the huge popularity of the NHS celebrated as we mark its 70th anniversary. On the day we celebrate that birthday, Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Adults and Health, highlights thoughts about … 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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Leeds will shine a light to join in Stop World TB Day

The theme of this year’s World TB Day is ‘Light up the world to Stop TB’, and Leeds Town Hall and Civic Hall will be lit up red to promote awareness of the day. TB is still active in Leeds but together … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Occupational Therapy week

If someone told you that they were an Occupational Therapist what would you think they actually did?  Teach people to weave wicker baskets, work with older or physically disabled people, help people get jobs or help people to wash or … Continue reading

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