Tag Archives: Neighbourhood Networks

Shared tables not separate tables

There might be a number of reasons that people eat alone. It could be that they can’t physically get out of their homes, or that they don’t have anyone to go out for a meal with.  More than a Mealtime’s … 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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ABC (D)…. it’s easy as 123 (4) ABCD – Asset Based Community Development Leeds

So ABCD – Asset Based Community Development – what is it?  Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) focusses on identifying the existing gifts and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths versus solely … Continue reading

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Spooky spies and social work

Some might think this is the most tenuous link to have ever found itself on the Better Lives blog, but I have form in linking TV shows to social care (see the Coronation Street one). I mean spies of the … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire Police share top tips to help households beat bogus callers

Not all burglars break into homes – some will try to trick their way in. They are known as ‘distraction burglars’  or ‘bogus callers’ who may be smartly dressed and claim to be from the council, the police, gas, electric … Continue reading

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Bramley Lawn – enterprising people creating a social space for Bramley

What is it that turns a neighbourhood into a thriving community? Is it jobs, housing, public transport or places to go? Perhaps it’s people with an enterprising outlook, willing to organise things and encourage others to take part? And folk … Continue reading

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“All the lonely people” …and what we are doing about it in Leeds

Esther Rantzen was recently speaking about the effects of social isolation. Esther set up the ‘Silver Line’ helpline and was saying that they’d had over 100,000 calls to the line. The increasing numbers of older people living alone has been highlighted in several … Continue reading

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