Tag Archives: community spirit

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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Join us in celebrating International Day of Older People 2016

By 2020, half of our UK population will be aged 50 or over.  As people have a better quality of living, it also means longer lives.  Well, as the population changes, the country will too.  We need to improve attitudes … Continue reading

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You’ve got a “Befriender” in me with Otley Action for Older People

Did you know that there was an International Friendship day, dedicated to the bond of friendship and companionship and celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year?  No, I didn’t either.  But it made me think if friendship is … Continue reading

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Life doesn’t end when Dementia begins thanks to the Memory Support Worker service

This year’s Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, encourages people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries. Dementia can be scary and many people don’t know where to turn, but there are lots of ways to get … Continue reading

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When a map (Migrant Access Project) is all you need

Pria Bhabra, Commissioning Officer (Migrant Access) talks about the Migrant Access Project and what it does. Leeds is an amazing, compassionate city, and the most diverse outside London, where over 140 ethnic groups live. In more recent times people arrive, … Continue reading

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Getting to you know you – why looking after older neighbours is a good idea

As wintery conditions start to bite, it is more important than ever to think about the older people around you.  Particularly those who might be alone and vulnerable because of the lack of family and friends, or who are unable … Continue reading

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