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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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Plan to Change – helping people help themselves – experts by experience

How do you design and test a system that can empower people with multiple and complex needs to help themselves and find the services to help with their recovery?  By using an Asset Based Community Development approach to engage and … Continue reading

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The Fashionable Lounge – bringing generations together through artivities at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

Intergenerational work is incredibly important in today’s society as both young people and older people can feel cut off and isolated from their community. It’s a great way of bringing two groups together and encouraging the groups to see the … Continue reading

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How can we connect, communicate and care on World Suicide Prevention Day 2016?

‘Connect, communicate, care’ is the theme of the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September. The World Health Organization estimates over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 … Continue reading

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Older people in rural Leeds are doing it for themselves

For many people, rural sights, sounds and communities are preferable to an urban lifestyle. Some people love it so much that when they retire they move out into the countryside not entirely aware of what may be ahead of them. … Continue reading

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Flying the flag for Leeds in Eurocities

Originally posted on International Relations Leeds:
Pria Bhabra, Commissioning Officer (Migrant Access) talks about her recent trip to Eurocities and what it does and why it matters now more than ever. ? Eurocities?is a network?which represents?130 cities across Europe. It…

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First Leeds Mens’ Health report launched during Mens’ Health week

This week (13-19 June) is national Men’s Health Week and this year the focus is on mental health and beating stress. Here in Leeds, there’s a #Dadtastic day of free family fun at Leeds City Museum on Father’s Day and … Continue reading

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