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How to beat the odds in Leeds without making a bet

Are you one of those people who only joins in the office sweepstake or the Christmas raffle or are you one of those people who enjoys a fun night at the Casino?  Or have you never gambled at all?  For … Continue reading

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Why nothing is so important it can’t wait – National Road Victim month

This month is National Road Victim month.  Although this isn’t a particularly uplifting topic, Becky James, Team Leader- Road Safety, talks about why we should all be supporting it. “In 2016, 2549 people were killed or injured on the roads … Continue reading

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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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