Tag: older people

Charity launches ‘call companions’ for over-75s in lockdown

“The high street looks like 6am on a Sunday morning… I never see a soul. I won’t pretend it’s not difficult.” These are the words of 78-year-old *Patrick who’s widowed and lives alone. More tragically still, Patrick was lonely long before the lockdown came into force. As we approach the

Asha’s Prerona volunteers are breaking barriers

Over the last 30 years, the Asha Neighbourhood Project has been supporting women from Beeston to live more fulfilling lives and achieve their potential. The organisation recently celebrated its 30th birthday with a pink and orange extravaganza in the Hamara Centre. Members of the community and volunteers came together to

Leeds launches safeguarding campaign to protect vulnerable adults

  A new campaign focusing on ‘doing nothing is not an option’ when it comes to adult abuse and that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard people in the city launches this week. The Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board launched the prevention of adult abuse campaign today (Monday 21 July 2014).