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Resilient not reliance – helping older drinkers in Leeds

Alcohol–now there is a tricky word to open with, and for some people, it could be one of the most difficult conversations they will ever have. Contrary to popular belief, the UK’s real booze problem does not involve inebriated youths … Continue reading

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Riding along in my automobile – tips on how to be older, safer drivers

Snow, fog, driving rain, flooding – all dangerous conditions for any driver, experienced or otherwise and yet, likely hazards at this time of year.   For older drivers driving means: being part of the community; being able to visit friends … 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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Where there’s a will there’s a way

Thousands of people die each year without having made their wills. And in many cases, the State will benefit while their families and friends lose out. While thinking, talking and planning for death may feel uncomfortable, you need to consider … Continue reading

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Improving independence through Travel Training

  We often take for granted how we get around the city, whether this is by driving, walking or public transport. For some, it is not such an easy process, which is where Independent Travel Training (ITT) comes in. ITT … Continue reading

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We had over 4,000 conversations about domestic violence last year

“Since 2011 Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) has been providing support to people experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Between us, the three organisations that provide the service in Leeds (Leeds Women’s Aid, Halt and Behind Closed Doors) have been talking … Continue reading

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The best gift to give this Christmas….

“A Christmas post already?” I hear you cry! Well it’s not actually that far off and there’s an important issue that needs highlighting sooner rather than later. Most of us will be spending the holiday with family and friends celebrating … Continue reading

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