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Christmas cheer thanks to Leeds Meals on Wheels

So what sort of Christmas are you having? Nigella, Jamie Oliver or the blessed Delia?  Whoever you choose to follow I’m sure you will add to their menus with favourite foods from your childhood Christmases regardless of whether they are … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s warm inside …….thanks to the Warmth for Wellbeing Service

It’s December, and that means short days and cold nights and as the wind rises and the rain lashes at the window we simply turn up the thermostat and haul out the winter tog duvets. Age UK say the ideal … Continue reading

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Leeds Winter Friends are here to help

It’s that time of year again when the nights are long and bad weather kicks in. We cannot be sure what this winter will have in store for us but one thing is guaranteed, cold and damp weather can affect … 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 we can all become superhumans thanks to assistive technology and inclusion

As we follow the exciting Paralympic Games, we’re seeing how assistive technology in the form of specific sport-adapted wheelchairs; balls that bleep; and specially designed prosthetics are helping athletes win medals that rattle . But you don’t have to be … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Dementia Carers Day

It is estimated that there are 670,000 people caring for someone with dementia in the UK. Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Living with dementia requires having the right care, and it’s … 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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