Tag Archives: carers

Celebrate Fostering Fortnight with Foster4Leeds

It’s Fostering Fortnight (13 – 26 May 2019) and you may have noticed Foster4Leeds adverts in your travels around the city. We’re looking to find people –single, married, gay, unemployed; labels don’t matter but if you can offer a young … Continue reading

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Leeds Shared Lives Carers – knowing that they’re happy and comfortable in your home

Shared Lives is an alternative to traditional residential respite and day services for people in need of support.  The scheme offers personalised, quality care where carers share their lives and their homes with those they support. The Leeds Shared Lives … Continue reading

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Not Foo Fighters, but Leeds Flu fighters – fighting the flu bug together

We’ve all seen the newspaper headlines about the NHS Winter crisis and hope that we won’t be forced to visit a hospital soon and become one of those hapless people forced to wait for treatment.   So what can you … Continue reading

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When I find myself in times of trouble – how Dying Matters can help

When you first find out that someone is bereaved it’s hard to know what to say, do you ask them how they are? Do you say anything at all or just ignore it?  Dying Matters week is also about finding … Continue reading

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Christmas party at Tea Cosy cafe, Rothwell, Leeds So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time…

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Leeds Winter Friends are here to help

It’s that time of year again when the nights are long and bad weather kicks in. We cannot be sure what this winter will have in store for us but one thing is guaranteed, cold and damp weather can affect … Continue reading

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Not home alone – home sharing – the Leeds Homeshare pilot scheme

House sharing, isn’t that something you do only when you’re younger or in your student days?  Don’t you get to a certain time in your life when you don’t want arguments about whose turn it is to do the washing … Continue reading

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