Tag Archives: social isolation

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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How a Digital Angel can stop social isolation

At age 80, Vera was feeling that there was not enough for her to do anymore. She spent most of her time sitting alone and watching television, and told her daughter that she was fed up with this way of … 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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Leeds Winter Friends are here to help

It’s that time of year again when the nights are long and bad weather kicks in. We cannot be sure what this winter will have in store for us but one thing is guaranteed, cold and damp weather can affect … Continue reading

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A new Age Friendly Charter for Leeds

What’s it like living as an older person in Leeds?  Since March 2016, Time to Shine Age Friendly Campaign Officer Emily Axel has been consulting with older people all over Leeds to gather their thoughts to help shape a new … Continue reading

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Plan to Change – helping people help themselves – experts by experience

How do you design and test a system that can empower people with multiple and complex needs to help themselves and find the services to help with their recovery?  By using an Asset Based Community Development approach to engage and … Continue reading

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“It has taken away the fear factor of using a tablet for the first time” Get Online Week

“It has been wonderful! I’ve learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed looking at the old photos of Leeds” – Dorothy This week, 17-23 October, is Get Online Week  when thousands of events take place in communities all across the country, … Continue reading

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