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Who you gonna call? The Leeds Directory, that’s who

Where can you go to get information that you trust about services and organisations to help you, your friends, and relatives live their lives as well as possible?   Leeds Directory is just what you need. As Mrs H. from Pudsey … Continue reading

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Home care – we care

Like many councils up and down the country, Leeds has spent a lot of time and effort working out how best to deliver home care in coming years. Keeping things the same was not an option – changes in legislation, … Continue reading

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ABC (D)…. it’s easy as 123 (4) ABCD – Asset Based Community Development Leeds

So ABCD – Asset Based Community Development – what is it?  Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) focusses on identifying the existing gifts and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths versus solely … Continue reading

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Home from home: a story of short breaks with Shared Lives

  Leeds City Council Shared Lives service was established in 1978 and was the first local authority scheme of its kind in the country. The Shared Lives Short Breaks and Day Support service is a strong alternative to traditional day … Continue reading

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Presto – the new Leeds City Council service offering a helping hand around the house

At some point in our lives we may all need to call on that extra bit of help. From sweeping the path, to cleaning the house and getting the groceries keeping up with the demands of the home can become … Continue reading

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Food basket scheme in Leeds helps to tackle malnutrition in elderly communities

Derek Johnson, Catering Manager for Leeds Community Meals Service talks about the Home Food Baskets Scheme funded by Public Health and how it is helping to tackle malnutrition in the community. This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week and one of … Continue reading

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Silverlinks: enabling older people to manage life changes

We all know that home is important. It is the place where we spend most of our time.  Living in the most appropriate accommodation can make all the difference to being able to live independently and well. Unfortunately, as we … Continue reading

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