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Monthly Archives: March

A café that only employs people with Down syndrome has opened in Headingley, Leeds.

Café 21, which is operated by the charity Sunshine and Smiles, gives 14 young adults aged 18-24 the opportunity to work in the kitchen and front of house – all of whom are paid the National Living Wage (NLW). It is hoped they will gain vital transferable skills to boost their future career prospects. Ailith

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The key to ageing well: Having a sense of purpose

Positive thinking, supporting grandchildren or completing a satisfying project are linked to walking faster, sleeping better and experiencing less chronic pain in later life, new research has found. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), revealed that having a sense of purpose and feeling engaged in ‘worthwhile’ activities

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Life as a ‘sandwich carer’: ‘The emotions can be a rollercoaster’

At forty-one, Amanda Jones has children, a partner and work that she enjoys. She is also a primary carer for her 73-year-old mother who has dementia. She is one of the 1.3 million people in the UK known as a ‘sandwich carer’ – those who have the dual responsibility of caring for sick, disabled or

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Free condoms go to sexually active elderly to halt rising rate of STIs

Pensioners are to get free condoms to stem the rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the elderly population. ‘Jiggle, Wiggle’ campaign A campaign named ‘Jiggle, Wiggle’ is targeting older people across Derbyshire, where the NHS will give out condoms at GP surgeries and other local venues. Rebecca Spencer, general manager of the initiative,

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