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Leeds Irish Health & Homes

Wellbeing

We would like to run a series of social and cultural activities, to bring people together, renew friendships and reduce social isolation.

Raised so far:

£1,839.20

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About this cause

Our primary purpose is to enable people to live as fulfilled a life as possible within our ethos of care, culture and community. We provide many activities which aim to bring people together, reduce loneliness, encourage friendships and access cultural and social activities. We provide support to over 250 people per week, 76% of whom live alone, 82% are over 55, and 84% live in the 10% most deprived areas of the city. More than 140 of service users who have a declared a disability are living with either a mental health condition, or a long standing physical condition, such as arthritis, lung or heart disease. Other services include social prescribing, befriending, dementia support, counselling, regular outings, groups and activities, such as tea dances and weekly lunch clubs.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

The aim of the project is to use activities and events to bring people in the community together, to renew old friendships which may have lapsed through time, ill-health and other factors. It will celebrate and embrace through dance, music, culture and community. We will include schools and younger people in the project too, so that intergenerational learning takes place.