Tag Archives: change

Could you be a Leeds Winter Friend?

This week the Winter Friends campaign was launched as part of the 2020 Stay Well this Winter conference. One of the aims is to encourage 100 people to sign up as Winter Friends and support the people in their local … Continue reading

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Leeds Community builders – yes, we can!

You may have heard of asset-based community development (ABCD) which identifies the existing skills, talents and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths instead of its needs. The assumption is that, … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead – an exhibition at Leeds Abbey House museum

What objects do you own that remind you of someone who had died? This is the subject of a new exhibition, entitled Remembrance, at Abbey House Museum . The exhibition includes objects which have been used to remember loved ones since the … Continue reading

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How to beat the odds in Leeds without making a bet

Are you one of those people who only joins in the office sweepstake or the Christmas raffle or are you one of those people who enjoys a fun night at the Casino?  Or have you never gambled at all?  For … Continue reading

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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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How getting to know the community you work in helps strength based social care

‘You can’t know what a person or a community needs, until they first know what they have. ‘ John McKnight, Co-Director, ABCD Institute quotes Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group. He adds … 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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How unwise decisions can make a positive difference

People generally don’t change their behaviours or do things differently until they think about something differently. And we don’t usually think differently about something until we make, or are given, time to find out more about it or the opportunity to ask further questions. This … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: a post spin-out dilemma for Aspire

  Aspire Community Benefit Society supports more than 1000 adults with learning disabilities to have better lives through the provision of day opportunities, supported living and respite services. As the Learning Disability Community Support Service, we were formerly the Council’s … Continue reading

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Feel great? Let’s keep it that way.

We can’t escape the changes age brings but there’s lots we can do to stay well so we can continue to do the things that are important to us. For many approaching or in our 40’s, 50s, 60s and 70s … Continue reading

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