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Health, social and age-related care services working together to make Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Out of the blue

Helen Thomson had the awful experience of her brother dying suddenly. She movingly explains some of the issues and feelings she has dealt with, as part of our series of blogs for Dying Matters Week.

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Hands up who likes tea?

Allison Cliff is a librarian, part of the Leeds Libraries team. She’s helped out Leeds Bereavement Forum and their death cafe sessions. Here’s her take on Dying Matters week.

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Dying matters for mental health

Every year in May, Dying Matters Leeds hosts an awareness week (this year from 13th-19th May) which gives an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the local agenda. This year’s theme is ‘Are You … Continue reading

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