Tag Archives: communities

Leeds – join us in the Big Thank You

Winter can be a really difficult time of year for people at the best of times and Storms Ciara and Dennis have made the past week especially difficult and we’re still not in the clear yet. On top of that, … Continue reading

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Leeds Local Care Partnerships and the Third Sector

Pip Goff, Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager, recently met with Karen Woloszczak, the Manager at Action for Gipton Elderly and Sean Tunnicliffe Communications Officer, Leeds Older People’s Forum, to talk about Local Care Partnership. Sean … Continue reading

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The first Digital Health Hub in Leeds launched

Leeds Libraries have partnered with Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO to launch the first Digital Health Hub in Leeds after receiving funding from the Good Things Foundation. This will enable Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme … Continue reading

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Psst, pass it on people spread information about Through the Maze to people in Leeds

Have you come across Through the Maze? It is an information service for adults with learning disabilities, their family carers and professionals. On their website and through their newsletters you find out about events, activities and groups being run for … Continue reading

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It’s a long, long road, but Leeds Peer support, helps share the load

Did you know that in Leeds we have a dedicated Peer Support Coordinator who works with long term conditions peer support groups? Stacey Taylor has now been in post for 3 months and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience … 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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Leeds – one of the best cities for health and wellbeing – hosts King’s Fund conference

As Leeds is rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, it was the obvious choice to host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time … Continue reading

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Senior citizens visit Siegen

Originally posted on International Relations Leeds:
“Why should only young people have all the fun?”, a woman at Haus Herbstzeitlos, a centre for senior citizens in Siegen, said to Frances Jones, then councillor for Morley, during a visit in 2001. Since then there…

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Food, glorious food – Leeds lunch clubs save lives

Social isolation is a huge problem in the UK with news reports showing the negative physical and mental effects of being alone. Over 38, 000 people over 65 in Leeds currently live on their own and 11.6% of over 65’s … Continue reading

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Leeds Older Peoples’ Action in the Locality welcomes in young and old

Did you miss this lovely article in the Guardian about OPAL or Older Peoples Action in the Locality about the Welcome In centre and what they do there?  OPAL is just one of Leeds’ Neighbourhood Networks and supports the over 60’s … Continue reading

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