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Presto – the new Leeds City Council service offering a helping hand around the house

At some point in our lives we may all need to call on that extra bit of help. From sweeping the path, to cleaning the house and getting the groceries keeping up with the demands of the home can become … Continue reading

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Better Lives Lived

                    Better Lives Lived is Leeds City Council’s Adult Social Care local account document which gives examples through real-life stories and feedback from communities and service providers of how people maintain their independence … Continue reading

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Holt Park Active – don’t take my word for it… here’s what Doreen thinks!

Today we’re talking to Doreen, a service user from Holt Park Active and a former user of Naburn Court and Doreen Hamilton day centres, to find out what she thinks of the new centre.

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Holt Park Active – seven months on.

Holt Park Active was hailed as a new and exciting idea. In fact, it was described as a different sort of centre, aimed at giving a much wider range of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to be … Continue reading

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Changing times in social care

Our opening post this week is by Dennis Holmes, Deputy Director of Adult Social Care. His first ‘deputy blog’ post reflects on the changes he has seen in social care. Dennis and colleagues will be sharing their thoughts on a more regular basis about changes … Continue reading

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Let’s Wrap Up Winter – Looking after yourself and others

When you have an ongoing health condition it can reduce your independence and stop you doing everyday things. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. For many people, having the right information, advice and support closer to home … Continue reading

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Councillor Ogilvie – How we are helping people approach old age with dignity

In my last post I wrote about the proposals for our residential homes and day centres which we took to the Council’s Executive Board last week. Councillors at Executive Board, subjected as you would expect, the proposals to rigorous and … Continue reading

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