People Matters have announced that they are launching their new fundraising campaign this autumn. A ball to be held at The Queens Hotel in October is nearly sold out as they start to look at other ways they can connect with their local community and future supporters. A local charity,
We live in a world of connection – smartphones, unlimited free texts, tablets, internet, skype, social media. Our world is so big and so busy, but yet can also be so small. I recently watched a great documentary on BBC iPlayer about loneliness. I doubt many people could watch it
Leeds Community Foundation launches new programme to support carers and people living with dementia Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) has launched a series of Small Fund programmes, in partnership with Time to Shine, to help third sector groups develop ways of reducing loneliness and isolation and strengthen communities, benefiting older people.
A new project aimed at helping older people to stay connected through the internet was launched at a digital tea party in Belle Isle on Tuesday (4 August 2015). Digital Angels is being launched by Leeds Federated and builds on their award winning HUGO (Helping yoU Get Online) Project. It
An environmental charity is appealing for help having just launched its first ever crowdfunding appeal. Groundwork Leeds is aiming to raise £10,000 for their Men In Sheds project, which supports older men across the city who are at risk of social isolation. The appeal will enable the project to carry out
A new ‘Community Cabs’ scheme will soon be helping disabled residents in Leeds get around the city much more easily. Middleton-based community development organisation Health For All is starting a Community Cabs service, which offers an accessible car to carry a wheelchair passenger – and a couple of friends, colleagues