Tag Archives: social isolation

Leeds next hot meal campaign – what’s for dinner?

As a carer, paid or voluntary, or a neighbour, or someone close to a vulnerable isolated older person or a health and social care professional such as a social worker or district nurse you may come across someone who is having … Continue reading

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The Leeds Homeshare housemates with a 71-year age gap

Research from the Centre for Ageing Better confirms that home is where most people want to be, with 80% of homeowners aged 65 and over wishing to stay where they are.  Often older people will have some support needs or … Continue reading

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Writing Back: a pen pal programme for Leeds students and older people

This time of year is a busy one for the Royal Mail – cards and parcels all needing to be delivered before Christmas.  The rattle of the letterbox and the sounds of cards falling onto the carpet is one most … Continue reading

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Age Friendly Leeds – learning from and sharing approaches to building age-friendly communities

Find out what happened when Leeds welcomed the Portuguese Aga Khan Foundation as part of their week-long study visit to the UK. Leeds City Council’s Ageing Well Officer, Carole Clark, gives her account of the differences and similarities in how … Continue reading

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Beeing together

Bee Together is a Health for All’s, Time to Shine Project, looking at the reasons for social isolation and loneliness in Older People with a Learning Disability(OPLD). Anna-Marie Garbutt, Health for All Time to Shine Community Learning Disabilities Project Coordinator tells … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Older Peoples’ Day

The 1st of October is Older People’s Day which also coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons. Here in Leeds, we want to be an Age Friendly city and as part of that we support Older People’s Day … Continue reading

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Leeds Community builders – yes, we can!

You may have heard of asset-based community development (ABCD) which identifies the existing skills, talents and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths instead of its needs. The assumption is that, … Continue reading

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