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‘The Importance of being Irish’ – Memory loss and the Irish community in Leeds

There are 7,031 Irish people in Leeds with over 51% being over 50 years of age. This represents the largest proportion of any ethnic group in Leeds.

Heather and Mary’s story: A CARA success for LIHH

Our CARA project funded through the Time to Shine initiative is a year old and we are delighted that 2 of our volunteers have shared their experiences recently with the Time to Shine team. Heather and Mary are, amongst others, our CARA stars, giving th …

Older than Ireland exclusive film showing comes to Leeds

Following it’s fantastically well-received showing on RTE recently, Director Alex Fegan brings his hilarious and touching observation-fest of 30 Centegenarians to Leeds on Friday 16th September. Leeds Irish Health & Homes are delighted to co-host t …

World Alzheimer’s Month ‘The Global Voice on Dementia’

September is World Alzheimer’s Month ‘The Global Voice on Dementia’ which is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. This campaign is taking action to collectively unite a global movement to call for change, but also a time to reflect on the impact of dementia, a disease that will affect more and more people as the years pass.


Thanks for everything that you and Leeds Irish Health and Homes have done for me – it’s been a genuinely life changing experience! Everyone has been so warm and kind, and I’ve always felt very valued. I’d recommend volunteering with you to anyone, and particularly people who have been jaded by their day jobs!

Anna Walsh


Housing is important, yet you do more then that you give people like me and Paddy a chance to do something without feeling like we will be judged. A community that Leeds Irish Health and Homes have set up and run touches individuals.

Brian Clark