Leeds is home to many highly valued organisations which support people with learning disabilities to live independent and equal lives. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, they have had to close their doors and quickly adapt their working methods in order to continue providing support, information and activities to their users.
Association of Blind Asians (ABA) is a charity-based organisation providing support services to visually impaired South Asian Community in Leeds.
Groundwork is a charity working nationally and locally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. Groundwork’s ‘Green Doctors’ support people in their homes and the community to save money and resources, cutting the number of households in fuel poverty. Green Doctors are experienced advisers who know how to make the biggest cost savings and how to … Continue reading New Case Study: Groundwork Green Doctors
In the year 1900 a 15-year old Lithuanian named Meshe David Osinsky travelled to England alone, to escape persecution in his home country. By his death in 1952 he had become Sir Montague Burton – employing thousands of people as founder of Burton Menswear. He didn’t speak any English when he arrived, but he came … Continue reading New Case Study: Learning Partnerships
Leeds Irish Health and Homes is improving the digital skills of older service users in the community to reduce isolation and increase independence.
PATH Yorkshire borrowed iPads from us to improve the digital skills of their community-based trainees and learners.
Unity Homes & Enterprise (Unity Housing Association) are a housing association supporting BME communities in Leeds while building sustainable neighbourhoods through provision of quality housing and social and employment opportunities. The fundamental goal of Unity Homes & Enterprise is to provide choice, while improving life opportunities and addressing inequalities. This provided an opportunity to work … Continue reading Unity Housing & 100% Digital Leeds
Leeds Libraries and Halifax have teamed up to bring digital skills training to over-65s at Middleton Elderly Aid in another example of how different organisations are collaborating as part of the 100% Digital Leeds movement to fight the digital divide. In late 2018 we wrote about how this relationship came about and the goals that … Continue reading Our Newest, Oldest Digital Champions
Students from a local primary school have been teaching older people to use iPads and the internet as part of a new intergenerational scheme run buy Retirement LIFE and Castleton Primary School. Six children have been working with residents at Phil May Court Retirement LIFE complex, helping them to understand the benefits of being online … Continue reading Retirement LIFE & Castleton Primary School
Middleton Elderly Aid are a charity promoting independence amongst the over-60s living in Middleton, Leeds. They do fantastic work and provide a huge range of services and activities for local older people such as lunch clubs, coffee mornings, day trips, exercise classes, holidays, games, bingo, hearing aid clinics and more. Being in one of the … Continue reading Middleton Elderly Aid