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New approaches to social care showcased at marketplace event


Visitors to Kirkgate Market next Wednesday can get their shopping and thanks to a one-day marketplace event, also find out about social care support in Leeds.

Organised by Leeds City Council, the ‘Find out about social care’ event will take place at the market on Wednesday 28 June. It will showcase a range of new and innovative approaches to adult social care in Leeds and provide advice to people on how to find the right kind of social care support and services.

Over 30 stands will be attended by a range of organisations, from community-based groups, charities, private-sector and third sector social care support, as well as staff from Leeds City Council’s adult social care and public health services.

Visitors will hear how the council is working with public and independent sector organisations to develop new approaches to adult social care, including tackling isolation and loneliness, improving people’s all-round health and wellbeing and helping them to live a better life, more connected to family, friends and their local community.

Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council’s executive member for adults and health said:

“As situations happen and circumstances change in our lives, it’s important that people know where to go for the right kind of support – and that includes knowing about services for family members and friends, as well as ourselves.

“The Find out about social care’ marketplace event is to provide advice and information to people with care and support needs, so they can learn more about the services on offer in the city.

“It’s also an opportunity for people who are involved with delivering those services to learn more about each other, and the other great things that are going on in our city

“We work closely with a wide range of organisations and people who provide fantastic local services and the event is a great opportunity to find out about developments and improvements in adult social care.”

The ‘Find out about social care’ event takes place on Wednesday 28 June at Leeds Kirkgate Market from 10am-3pm in the Event Space.