General support

 

Covid-19 Activity planner

A timetable of free to join online activities aimed at older people, produced by MHA Live At Home schemes,

The Silver Line – free helpline for older people

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

Leeds Directory

Essential and necessary services, such as trades that can help with urgent repairs in the home to keep you safe and well, as well as a range of local community care and support services, activities and events that support people to live the life they want to live.


Health and Wellbeing

Coronavirus information from Age UK

Information on coronavirus, including updates on how you can look after yourself and loved ones, comments from Age UK, and ways you can support older people.

Staying healthy with Active Leeds

Resources to support older people to stay fit and healthy including exercise videos and wellbeing tools.

British Heart Foundation – Strength and Flexibility Exercises

Simple exercises for people with reduced mobility.

We are Undefeatable

Resources supporting people with a range of long term health conditions.

Omnitherapy

From Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service, access to online video courses delivered by NHS therapists.


Dementia Support

Dementia UK

A range of advice about COVID-19 and how to look after someone with dementia during this time.

Coronavirus: Tips for Dementia caregivers

Tips from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Downloadable resources to prompt discussion

Themed pictures from different decades with prompt questions to aid discussion. These resources are friendly for people living with dementia but could also be utilised by anyone over the age of 70 who is isolating. Developed by Leeds City Council Complex Needs & Peer Support Services

Home eras flash cards (PDF); Household items flash cards (PDF); Home and shopping quiz (PDF)

Duos Flash Cards

These cards do not have the names of the duos to allow people to guess the name of the person/character. They include film stars, comedy greats, musicians covering popular culture. On the back of the card there is information and suggested questions to stimulate conversation. The cards can also be used picture side up to create a pairs game (when printed). Instructions for Duos Flash Cards


Support with Digital 

See also our general page for digital skills and online safety

Age UK Leeds: one-to-one telephone support for video calling

 Age UK Leeds are offering over the phone support to elderly individuals to assist them with video calling on WhatsApp, Facebook or Skype. They must have a landline and have a reasonable basic understanding of how to use a tablet or smartphone. They can have an Android or Apple product and  can live anywhere in the Leeds area. An Age UK Digital Champion will call the older person at a pre-arranged time to try and assist them to get connected. If needed, each session can last for up to one hour (if the service user wants or needs that amount of time). More than one session can be available. The Digital Champion will absolutely do their best, but cannot guarantee success due to the challenges of training over the phone. To refer someone, book an appointment, or for more details, contact Sarah at 07562 437042.

Leeds Irish Health and Homes

Free interactive online digital skills support sessions aimed at older people and open to all, delivered Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm. For more information and to join contact 0113 2625614

How to Guides for Digital Equipment

 

Age UK eSafety guide for older people 

Covering advice on online shopping, health scams, relationship scams etc. They also produce this information as a free leaflet to download and print