16 May 2018

Our Horsforth Branch is the latest branch to sign up to the Age Friendly Leeds, Come in and Rest Charter.

Our Horsforth branch is our second branch to back the initiative that makes sure older people feel comfortable and valued by opening up its office if they want to take time out for a rest or use the toilet.

In doing so, it joins the local council, police, housing associations, businesses, community groups and charities in helping to reduce loneliness and isolation among older people.

David Mear, Branch Manager of Linley & Simpson in Horsforth said: “Leeds is a great place to live and age well.”

“There are many life changes that can contribute to a person’s isolation and make them feel unsupported and lonely.”

“By signing up to this Charter, we are showing that our job does not stop simply by opening doors to new properties for homebuyers and renters. We are also committed to opening our office environment for those older people who wish or need to use it - for whatever reason.”

“We strive to be at the heart of the local community and give something back to it wherever possible.”

The Charter has been initiated as part of Leeds’ membership of the global network of Age-Friendly cities, run by the World Health Organisation.

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