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Virtual Death Cafés – bringing people across Leeds together to talk about death and loss during lockdown

We have talked about Death Cafés before on this blog, hearing the first-hand experiences of someone who helped out at one of the sessions (and, of course, about the tea and cake on offer). However, with the coronavirus pandemic postponing … Continue reading

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Leeds, let’s talk about Ageism

Ageism is discrimination based on a person’s age. It is widespread and can be expressed by people of any age. Many people take on these negative beliefs without even realising it. This has been shown to be harmful, particularly for … Continue reading

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Leeds – join us in the Big Thank You

Winter can be a really difficult time of year for people at the best of times and Storms Ciara and Dennis have made the past week especially difficult and we’re still not in the clear yet. On top of that, … Continue reading

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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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Safe and well in Leeds with the West Yorkshire Fire Service

Did you know the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has a Safe and Well programme so older people not only have a fire safety visit but are also given help and support for social isolation if needed as … Continue reading

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Leeds Local Care Partnerships and the Third Sector

Pip Goff, Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager, recently met with Karen Woloszczak, the Manager at Action for Gipton Elderly and Sean Tunnicliffe Communications Officer, Leeds Older People’s Forum, to talk about Local Care Partnership. Sean … Continue reading

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Winter is coming to Leeds…

Today Leeds City Council has published plans to fight the climate emergency and work towards becoming a carbon-neutral city.  Dr. Paola Sakai, UKRI Research and Innovation Fellow, University of Leeds, talks about what it means for Leeds and if there … Continue reading

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The first Digital Health Hub in Leeds launched

Leeds Libraries have partnered with Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO to launch the first Digital Health Hub in Leeds after receiving funding from the Good Things Foundation. This will enable Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme … Continue reading

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Are you eligible for a free NHS Health Check?

Although we’re legally required to MOT our cars and vehicles every year, there is no such requirement for our bodies.  And yet, for adults aged between 40 and 74 there is a way to do that. An NHS Health Check … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes, know your risks?

It’s National Diabetes Awareness day on 14 November and what with the rise in obesity, no-sugar diets in the news and worries about what to do here is something you can do that only takes a couple of minutes. Find … Continue reading

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