Tag Archives: caring

Helping people live until the very last moment – Dying Matters

One of the themes of this year’s Dying Matters week (8-14 May) is what can you do for your friends and for your community.  Obviously being there as a support – emotionally and practically – is a big yes.  But … Continue reading

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Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults highlights … Continue reading

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Caring Across Generations

The Care Quality Commission is keen to raise awareness of the resources available to carers to help them make informed decisions about care and this is behind the new #CaringAcrossGenerations campaign. A growing number of people are now caring across … Continue reading

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Leeds puts best foot forward for Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability Week is a week of national campaigning and raising awareness. Once again in Leeds a group of dedicated walkers will put their best foot forward to march on and raise money to improve the lives of people living … Continue reading

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National Carers Week – It’s time to celebrate caring

Carers Week, Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June, celebrates and recognises the amazing work of all of the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers. The UK-wide annual awareness campaign aims to improve the lives of carers and the people they care … Continue reading

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Dying to be heard… please

There are some blog subjects that are easy to write and a delight to research. Then there are some which make you stop and shudder; that stay with you long after the words have been written and the ‘save’ button … Continue reading

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Why I care about caring

Our latest post by Dennis Holmes, Deputy Director of Adult Social Care Services, reflects on personal experience of using care services. I just celebrated my birthday, though maybe ‘celebrate’ is a bit of a strong word. I’ve found as the years have passed, … Continue reading

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