Tag Archives: stories

Secondhand Stories – “A kind of gift” from a Weekend of Wonder by Time to Shine

What happens when you bring seven older adults, three young writers from the Writing Squad and writer, performer and storyteller Malika Booker together for a Weekend of Wonder at the HEART Centre, Headingley for an intergenerational project? You get “Secondhand stories: … Continue reading

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First Leeds Mens’ Health report launched during Mens’ Health week

This week (13-19 June) is national Men’s Health Week and this year the focus is on mental health and beating stress. Here in Leeds, there’s a #Dadtastic day of free family fun at Leeds City Museum on Father’s Day and … Continue reading

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When the day is done and the ball is spun helping the Sporting Memories Network

Social isolation and loneliness is believed to affect around 15 per cent of older people.  And there are many imaginative ways of combating this such as the Sporting Memories Network which helps reconnect isolated individuals through their love of sport … Continue reading

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Behind rainbow doors….

Get comfortable talking about it – Leeds launches domestic violence and abuse campaign to encourage people to think, talk and ask questions about domestic violence and abuse. In 2014, there were nearly 15,000 incidents of domestic violence and abuse reported … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Coming Out Day in Leeds

What is National Coming Out Day? NCOD is day to celebrate individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender and annually takes place on October 11. Coming out (of the closet) is a figure of speech used by lesbian, … Continue reading

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Memories Reminiscence Activity Library – one year on

September 2015 marks the fourth global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2015 is ‘Remember Me’, encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs … Continue reading

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Home from home: a story of short breaks with Shared Lives

  Leeds City Council Shared Lives service was established in 1978 and was the first local authority scheme of its kind in the country. The Shared Lives Short Breaks and Day Support service is a strong alternative to traditional day … Continue reading

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