This month is National Road Victim month. Although this isn’t a particularly uplifting topic, Becky James, Team Leader- Road Safety, talks about why we should all be supporting it.
“In 2016, 2549 people were killed or injured on the roads in Leeds. That’s approximately 49 people per week or 7 per day. In fact about 6 people a week killed or seriously injured on the roads in our district. Shocked? Well, I work in the field, so I’m sadly, I’m not, but I know when I talk to people about my job and why I do it, lots are. They simply don’t expect the figures to be so high.” Continue reading
Dementia is a common condition that is commonly misunderstood. Stigma and fear can lead to people losing confidence to do the things they’ve always done, and consequently becoming socially isolated. Dementia Friendly Leeds took a creative approach to overcoming some of the misunderstandings.
So during Dementia Awareness Week 2017 they held a pop up choir to surprise shoppers in St Johns Shopping Centre, and raise positive awareness of dementia. Sarah Goodyear, Leeds Older People’s Forum Dementia Friendly Worker, tells us what went on. Continue reading
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Did you know 30 July was World Friendship Day? Many of us consider ourselves a friend to someone or many people infact, but have you ever stopped to consider what friendship truly is? Or how you could be doing more as a friend? If you were aware that it was World Friendship Day last week, what did you do celebrate? Mollie Robinson, Communications Assistant, Leeds City Council, tells us what she did.