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Cara: Bringing Leeds Irish People Together

“We used to go to the St Francis dances on a Saturday, we all collected there and at Rosary Church on a Sunday afternoon: where is there for us now, at our age?” Cara participant Ethna, RIP, recently lost to us, asks. 762 more words


Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities - 29th August 2017 (UK)

Comic Relief has launched a £1.5 million fund to engage older people aged 65 and over in volunteering.

Between 15-25 grants will be awarded to projects that specifically target older people who don’t usually participate in volunteering or social activities because they are from a disadvantaged community, or face other barriers to participating. 97 more words

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Transforming lives with Leeds Libraries’ tablet lending scheme

For the last few months Leeds Libraries have been working on a pilot scheme aimed at boosting digital inclusion in the city.

The tablet lending scheme shows people the positive changes that can be made to their lives from being online. 711 more words


Magic Walks at 81 No 6. Mysterious Stones in Glasgow. Victoria Park.

Glasgow is a new city for me so my hobby and exercise routine has become exploring all its green spaces. And it has surprised me how many there are. 800 more words


Let's unite for Dementia Awareness week in Leeds

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, the theme is to unite against dementia. There are estimated 8,500 people living with dementia in Leeds: but many families are facing it alone. 792 more words

Health And Wellbeing

Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. 676 more words

Health And Wellbeing

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 life. 443 more words