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Leeds loneliness charity OPAL hoping for final fundraising boost to finish turning derelict pub into vibrant community centre

Image by Sally-Anne Notley, Carer at OPAL

by Emily Horner A Leeds charity that helps elderly people suffering with loneliness says it hopes to finish converting a derelict pub into a community centre by June 2020. The charity, OPAL (The Older People’s Action in the Locality), established in 2002, supports the over 60s within the Horsforth area of Leeds to live their lives independently and without isolation. […]

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Newlyweds to spend first Christmas bringing joy to lonely in Hull

Newlyweds to spend first Christmas bringing joy to lonely in Hull

  By Chelsey Ward A HULL couple spending their first Christmas together are sharing the special day with more than 20 elderly people who would normally spend the festival season alone.

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Mobility scooter fire in Ilkley forces elderly residents to evacuate

Mobility scooter fire in Ilkley forces elderly residents to evacuate

By Elizabeth Archer A blaze forced elderly residents in Ilkley out of their homes last night (Monday) after a mobility scooter caught fire in the garage of a block of flats for the over 55s. Four fire engines, three police vans and two ambulances attended the fire at Leconfield House on Springs Lane after numerous calls to the emergency services. […]

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