Tag Archives: Leeds City Council

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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A new Age Friendly Charter for Leeds

What’s it like living as an older person in Leeds?  Since March 2016, Time to Shine Age Friendly Campaign Officer Emily Axel has been consulting with older people all over Leeds to gather their thoughts to help shape a new … Continue reading

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More than just a meal – celebrate Meals on Wheels week in Leeds

This week, 7 – 11 November, is National Meals on Wheels week – a chance to celebrate our own Leeds City Council’s Meals on Wheels and take a look at this vital service which not only helps nourish the vulnerable … Continue reading

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“Re-imagining the child welfare system for the 21st century” – Conference

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Leeds will play host to an international conference to explore innovative practice in working with families: “reimagining the child welfare system for the 21st century “on 23 – 25 November, at the…

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“It has taken away the fear factor of using a tablet for the first time” Get Online Week

“It has been wonderful! I’ve learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed looking at the old photos of Leeds” – Dorothy This week, 17-23 October, is Get Online Week  when thousands of events take place in communities all across the country, … 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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Why it’s important to keep your glass half full during Hydration week

This week here in Leeds is Hydration Week  June 13th – 19th– are you ready to take up the challenge? With the summer months ahead of us we can be sure that extreme temperatures will occur or even the occasional hot spell … Continue reading

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