Wisdom Conversations UK – keeping the conversation going

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Wisdom Conversations UK helps speakers of other languages to learn to speak English more fluently through having face-to-face & one-to-one & group conversations with native speakers.

They also aim to reduce social isolation and help people with dementia to slow down the progression of their illness.

Their native speakers are mostly elderly people. In this project they feel valued and less lonely because they help English learners to speak the language more fluently, giving them a sense of purpose and making their brain more active.

The English learners are also trained about dementia, which will raise awareness and perhaps even help inspire new ideas for preventing the illness.

They are based in Leeds. Their group conversations will take place in Little London Community Centre.

This activity will also enable elderly people to have chance to meet like minded others.

They are working in cooperation with Migrant Access Project by Leeds City Council, charities and educational institutions.

Wisdom Conversations UK will grow as a community interest company.

Please find more information about us on www.wisdomconversationsuk.org.uk

By |Health & Care, Older People
2019-05-01T10:07:50+00:00 25th April 2019|0 Comments

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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