Building blocks to beat isolation in Leeds

Older people in Leeds took part in a Lego innovation workshop. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Older people in Leeds took part in a Lego innovation workshop. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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It’s an unusual way of connecting people to help beat social isolation.

But for groups of older people in Leeds Lego blocks have helped them to build a brighter future.

The toy bricks have been used to stimulate and empower older people at a workshop aimed at making the city more age friendly.

Coun Lisa Mulherin, executive member for health, wellbeing and adults, said:“By getting people from a range of communities and agencies together in this way, we can encourage them to use their different perspectives and look at how we can continue to make Leeds a place where older people feel their voices are heard and they can influence what happens where they live.”

Leeds is included in the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, alongside 33 cities in 22 countries.

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