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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

Leeds Care Record – working together to improve your care

Leeds Care Record is a joined-up digital care record which enables clinical and care staff to view real-time health and care information across care providers and between different systems. It is a secure computer system that brings together certain important … Continue reading

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Leeds – one of the best cities for health and wellbeing – hosts King’s Fund conference

As Leeds is rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, it was the obvious choice to host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time … Continue reading

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Money on your mind – the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute visit Leeds

People experiencing mental health problems find it much harder to choose, use and pay for essential services like water, broadband, energy and financial products and as a result  are three times more likely to be in problem debt. Just one … Continue reading

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Leeds is fighting loneliness with an app and a map

Jonathan Hindley, an Advanced Health Improvement Specialist with Leeds City Council, recently talked to Anoush Darabi from the website about a new app on the way to making a big difference to care in the city. Apolitical have kindly allowed us to … Continue reading

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The Big Seven-O – #NHS70

This year we have seen the huge popularity of the NHS celebrated as we mark its 70th anniversary. On the day we celebrate that birthday, Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Adults and Health, highlights thoughts about … Continue reading

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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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