A freshly expanded project which discovers talented people and puts them at the heart of their communities has the potential to be one of the “most significant shifts” in social care in decades, according to the man behind the scheme in Leeds.
YORKSHIRE’s arts leaders have hailed the social and economic benefits of cultural attractions in the region after a new report found the sector is worth £10.8bn to the UK’s economy - more than agriculture.
THEY are the people serving you a coffee in hospital, providing a listening ear to your elderly neighbour, and running an exercise class that helps older people in your community keep fit and stay social.
A Yorkshire-born collective for the “huge hidden workforce of women working from their kitchen tables”, aimed at helping them feel less lonely and more connected, has now grown to more than 2,000 members nationwide in 40 groups - and is expanding into Europe.
Nathan Popple wants to “open people’s minds” into what life is like for those with disabilities, and after spending years at the forefront of access campaigning in Yorkshire’s biggest city, he is doing just that.
Charities have called for a “root and branch” review into lifeline benefits payments after almost 25,000 disabled people across Yorkshire launched tribunals in a bid to access the support they were entitled to, an investigation by The Yorkshire Post has revealed.
A “VITAL” resource that helps hundreds of isolated older people keep in touch with their communities could face closure after it was forced to dip into its reserves to fill a funding black hole running into thousands of pounds.