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Health benefits of yarn arts and crafts

Image: BBL Pecha Kucha

Textile arts and crafts contribute to your mental and physical wellbeing and the research is starting to come out on this. Spinning maintains your peripheral dexterity , mobility and strength in your hands because you are drafting and managing fibre all the time. 79 more words


Three golden rules - hints and tips for less stressful caring for Leeds Dementia carer’s

Many people living with dementia rely on the love, support and care of family members, friends and unpaid carers. This week was National Dementia Carers’ Day… 612 more words


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


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


Staying connected to live better with Parkinsons

Having a social life is not an optional extra – staying social helps us to stay well. And for the 11,000 or so people with Parkinson’s in Scotland this is particularly true.   462 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

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