Tag Archives: Neighbourhood Networks

Coming Leeds Bramley Elderly Action ready or not

  Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is a Neighbourhood Network which supports older people (aged 60+) in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley Leeds to remain healthy, active and involved in the community. The group has approximately 1,000 members and 150 volunteers. … Continue reading

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In Leeds Winter is coming – Winter wellbeing grants and 100 Winter Friends

But we’re still in August, the kids are still off school, we could have an Indian Summer.  All of this is true but there are some things we need to start planning ahead for – the 2017 Winter Wellbeing Small … Continue reading

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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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