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Health as a Social Movement: Creatively Overcoming Loneliness in Care Homes

Guest blog post about Airedale Social Movement by Laura Cope, Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society has been running the Airedale Social Movement Programme in Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Leeds since August 2016. This programme is funded by NHS England as part of their New Models of Care; Health of a Social Movement Programme until April 2018. The programme aims to bring local communities into the care home, and put the care home at the heart of the community.

Ways to Love People and Planet on Valentine’s Day (and Every Day)

Valentine's Day is upon us. To some it is an opportunity to show romantic love, to others an over-hyped demonstration of consumer culture. But what are the options beyond this, and can Valentine's Day remind us of ways to show love to people and planet today and every day? Check out some of the best ideas and campaigns we've spotted from across the web to help mark this day.

Community Potluck Crowdfunder

The Totnes Community Potluck was inspired by conversations between the Network of Wellbeing and members of the local community in Totnes. People felt the community needed a friendly and accessible place to socialise on Friday evenings, where they could meet friends and connect with others, particularly if they had young children or couldn’t afford to go to restaurants.