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About betterlivesleeds

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

Nobody Left Behind

The latest annual report from Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds Director of Public Health, makes for fascinating reading. Warning of challenging times for Leeds health, he focuses on a key areas for concern and highlights recommendations for improving progress. Continue reading

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If there was a Carers Flag it would be flying high on top of LeedsTown Hall this week!

This Carers Week the theme is looking at ways to support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the benefits of volunteering at Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic millions of volunteers throughout the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.  Darrell Xavier, Operations Manager … Continue reading

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Senior citizens visit Siegen

Originally posted on International Relations Leeds:
“Why should only young people have all the fun?”, a woman at Haus Herbstzeitlos, a centre for senior citizens in Siegen, said to Frances Jones, then councillor for Morley, during a visit in 2001. Since then there…

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Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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Celebrating a life during Leeds Dying Matters week

As part of Leeds Dying Matters week one of the actions to consider is letting your loved ones know your funeral wishes: this is more than taking out a funeral plan which looks after the financial side but gives guidance … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about death – time to say goodbye

As part of Dying Matters week we’re looking at how you can help yourself, your family, your friends and your community. When someone close to us dies it can be a very stressful and confusing time, whether the death was … Continue reading

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