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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

Supporting World TB Day in Leeds

Rebekah Cutter works with Leeds City Council’s public health team. She tells us about a disease still infecting people in Leeds…

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A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

Leeds is now home to  a state of the art new housing complex offering older people the option of extra care in a home they can call their own. With a restaurant and hair salon on site amongst other facilities, … Continue reading

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Don’t just walk the talk but drink the talk during Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017

This week is national Nutrition and Hydration Week  March 13th – 17th – are you ready to take part in the challenge? Here in Leeds we have celebrated this week since 2014 and this has enabled our partners across the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Disabled Access day 2017

Have you heard of Disabled Access Day?  No? Well, it’s a day for disabled people to celebrate good access and take up opportunities to try something new. About highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, such as touch … Continue reading

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Marching for Men to stop prostate cancer becoming a killer

1 in 8 men are expected to get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 47,000 new cases diagnosed every year, that’s 130 men every day. March is … Continue reading

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Shared tables not separate tables

There might be a number of reasons that people eat alone. It could be that they can’t physically get out of their homes, or that they don’t have anyone to go out for a meal with.  More than a Mealtime’s … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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