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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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The Royal British Legion Admiral Nurse Service – Leeds

Living with dementia can be a struggle and have a physical, psychological, practical and emotional impact on both the person diagnosed and their families. It is therefore essential that everyone has the support and advice needed to live as well … Continue reading

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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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