Tag Archives: social care

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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Changing what’s wrong to what’s strong Better Lives Leeds and co-production

This week is Co-production Week – a celebration of the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and the contribution of people who use services to improving and developing those services. It’s all about working with people, through an equal partnership with … Continue reading

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A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

Leeds is now home to  a state of the art new housing complex offering older people the option of extra care in a home they can call their own. With a restaurant and hair salon on site amongst other facilities, … Continue reading

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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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Living independently thanks to Cottingley Court Transitional Unit

People with mental health issues often struggle to live independently within the community and can, face harassment or discrimination from the wider public. For those who don’t have a family network or access to support, they can feel isolated and … Continue reading

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Home care – we care

Like many councils up and down the country, Leeds has spent a lot of time and effort working out how best to deliver home care in coming years. Keeping things the same was not an option – changes in legislation, … Continue reading

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Highlighting the work of the Mental Health Homeless Support Team

Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup.  Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after kissing your children goodnight you have to … Continue reading

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