An introduction to Infostore
(British Sigh Language)
Welcome to Infostore
This is an information website for all older people who live in Leeds. Infostore aims to give older people a wide range of information to help them stay healthy and independent. The web-site is also for families, carers and the professionals who work with older people.
On Infostore you can find information about :
- Keeping healthy and fit
- Getting support if you are a carer looking after someone
- Staying independent in your own home
- Leisure activities and where you can learn new things
- Your money and your rights
- Voluntary work
Most of the website is in English. But there is also some important information in BSL videos.
Use this section of the website to watch videos in BSL. There are videos about Infostore, and about some of the benefits and allowances you may be able to claim.
To watch these videos, you will need a Flash player. Download free Flash player.
You can also see and print out a number of documents such as leaflets and guides. And you can find a list of organisations in Leeds which are run by staff with BSL skills. They may be able to help you find the information you are looking for – either from Infostore or by contacting other organizations.
For a list of these organizations just type “BSL” or “British sign Language” in the 'Search the site' box at the top right of the screen.
Organisations in Leeds run by and for Deaf people:-
DALES – citywide
Cohearant Vision - city-wide
There are also Neighbourhood Network Schemes for all older people in Leeds. There are more than 40 of these small local voluntary organisations across the city. They work to improve the lives of older people and to assist them in accessing everything they might need to lead happy, healthy and independent lives. Some are run by and for specific communities of elders.
The schemes organise classes, trips and holidays, run social activities and exercise groups, give information and advice, and some can offer practical help such as handymen, home security, transport and hospital escorts. Most schemes welcome volunteers, so contact them too if you would like to offer some of your time. Find your local Neighbourhood Network Scheme.