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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

Let’s stop Type II Diabetes in Leeds

Although there are around 200,000 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. This April, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is holding the second Diabetes Prevention Week (1-7 April). We’ve teamed up … Continue reading

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Celebrating Nutrition and Hydration week in Leeds by raising a glass, or two, strictly teetotal though

From 11th – 17  March join in Nutrition and Hydration week by making a pledge to drink at least the recommended 8 glasses of fluid each day to help prevent dehydrations, falls, and urinary tract infections? Nutrition and Hydration week … Continue reading

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Tackling illicit tobacco helps smokers quit

Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds City Council Director of Public Health, is backing campaigns to tackle illegal tobacco, help people quit smoking and promote a smoke free generation. 

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Celebrating nutrition and hydration week in Leeds with the Trinity Network

Nutrition and Hydration week commences Monday 11 March and this national campaign brings people together to create energy, focus, have fun and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social … Continue reading

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A Recovery College for Leeds

Leeds is getting a Recovery College. But what’s that got to do with mental health and wellbeing? The man in charge of developing it, Simon Burton, explains in this blog, originally posted with Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust.

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Leeds next hot meal campaign – what’s for dinner?

As a carer, paid or voluntary, or a neighbour, or someone close to a vulnerable isolated older person or a health and social care professional such as a social worker or district nurse you may come across someone who is having … Continue reading

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The Leeds Homeshare housemates with a 71-year age gap

Research from the Centre for Ageing Better confirms that home is where most people want to be, with 80% of homeowners aged 65 and over wishing to stay where they are.  Often older people will have some support needs or … Continue reading

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