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Celebrating National Dementia Carers Day

It is estimated that there are 670,000 people caring for someone with dementia in the UK. Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Living with dementia requires having the right care, and it’s … 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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Celebrating Carers Week and 20th anniversary of Carers Leeds

Carers Week is a special time of the year when the role played by carers, 72,000 plus in Leeds, is acknowledged, celebrated and valued. At Carers Leeds, the organization providing information, advice and support to the city’s carers, it is … 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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A match made in Shared Lives – a day in the life of a Shared Lives carer

Shared Lives is a little known, but important, 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. … Continue reading

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“She doesn’t know who I am, but I know who she is” celebrating Dementia Carers Day

Two thirds of people with dementia in the UK are living within the community, which means thousands of families and friends are supporting someone close to them with this devastating disease. In Leeds there are 5,800 people with dementia known … 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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