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Time children won't forget
Later in life
As a new term approaches, this film shows what life is like in the city for an international student. Leeds has welcomed international students for over 100 years.
Spare some Big Change?
We should be dancing
Reaching isolated older people can be fun and done in innovative ways – including laughing and Bollywood dancing – this short community foundation film shows.
Numbers set Example
In its opening six months, innovative recycling scheme Leeds by Example introduced 124 points and collected 600,000 coffee cups, 65,000 cans and 55,000 plastic bottles. Read the analysis: available in summary and full reports.
H2O to go
Flood defences branch out
Hundreds of trees have been planted as we trial a natural flood management project to protect people.
One last Headrow heads up
Global expertise is being sought to develop the region's transit system. This blog, by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, explains the process.
Catalyst for creativity
We trialled @The_Wayback_ #virtualreality today with @CarersLeeds @hub_leeds #dementia carers. These will be used as reminsicience therapy to spark conversations and laughter with the people they care for 😀 #VR #dementiapathfinder @leedslibraries @goodthingsfdn @AgeFriendlyLDS pic.twitter.com/q7kStWY1cW— Rachel Benn (@rachalate) August 27, 2019
Care: full of initiative
Yesterday Leeds hosted #DigitalCareHomes – a major showcase of how technology benefits people and how this city strongly utilises it.
Health charity The King's Fund has also chosen Leeds to discuss how community is the best medicine.
In other news... check out Leeds Rhinos' work on being active beyond cancer and this new campaign celebrating staying active with a health condition; a unique therapy project to support rough sleepers, courses for people living with dementia, wide-ranging health training and Leeds libraries' wellbeing bags.
See world's best in September
Lifting the lid
A brief history of local cemeteries is the subject of this recent Secret Library Leeds blog.