Get set Leeds – here to help everyone get more active



We all know it feels good being active, and we all know what the doctors tell us about the benefits to our mental and physical health. But sometimes life can just get in the way.

Read Liz’s story for some inspiration, then let us know how things can change to help make Leeds more active.  Continue reading

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Jamaican High Commissioner attends launch of Eulogy exhibition

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Yesterday evening the Jamaican High Commissioner, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan CD, joined the Lord Mayor of Leeds and Leader of Leeds City Council for the preview of a special new exhibition.  “Eulogy” celebrates the lives, journeys…

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Telling the stories of Leeds’ migrants

A City and its Welcome: Three Centuries of Migrating to Leeds – what a wonderful exhibition – and well worth seeing

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Leeds City Museum has celebrated the launch of a new exhibition that explores some of the personal stories of Leeds’ migrant communities and looks at what they brought with them to make a home in Leeds.

Gloria 1Stories include that of Gloria Hanley who left the Caribbean for England in the late 1960s. Originally from St Kitts, Gloria arrived in the UK in 1968 where she trained as a nurse before coming to Leeds in the early 1980s to pursue a career as a midwife.

Commenting on her experiences, Gloria, who now lives in Moortown, said: “I’ve lived in Leeds for over forty years and have seen how the city has changed, sometimes beyond recognition. Initially I always went back to London for a good time but not anymore – Leeds is a thriving city and I love living here.

“When I was asked I had no hesitation lending my exhibits…

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Leeds GP Confederation improving the health of the people of Leeds

You may have seen reference to the Leeds GP confederation, primary care networks and local care partnerships but what does it all mean?  Jim Barwick, Chief Executive of Leeds GP Confederation explains and tells us future developments are in the pipeline.

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Leeds gets physical with Activeage

Have you heard about ACTIVAGE?  Happening in Leeds at the moment, this scheme supplies technology free of charge in people’s homes to help them live more independently and provide peace of mind for relatives living at a distance.

Let’s find out how it all works

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It’s a long, long road, but Leeds Peer support, helps share the load

Did you know that in Leeds we have a dedicated Peer Support Coordinator who works with long term conditions peer support groups?

Stacey Taylor has now been in post for 3 months and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of supporting and offering guidance to groups. She is passionate about improving the lives of people through peer support initiatives.

She has been out and about across the city meeting new people, scoping existing groups,  identifying any gaps in support but is amazed at the amount of fantastic dedicated people who give up their free time to make these groups thrive and become sustainable.

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Celebrate Fostering Fortnight with Foster4Leeds


It’s Fostering Fortnight (13 – 26 May 2019) and you may have noticed Foster4Leeds adverts in your travels around the city. We’re looking to find people –single, married, gay, unemployed; labels don’t matter but if you can offer a young person in Leeds a safe, secure home, we need you.

Here’s one of our foster carers talking about their experience of going to one of our recruitment information events and what you can expect. Continue reading

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