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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

Making later life better in Leeds

 In October 2017, Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF), Leeds City Council and the Centre for Ageing Better joined together in a new five year partnership to develop and share innovative approaches to tackle social, economic and health inequalities in later … Continue reading

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Not Foo Fighters, but Leeds Flu fighters – fighting the flu bug together

We’ve all seen the newspaper headlines about the NHS Winter crisis and hope that we won’t be forced to visit a hospital soon and become one of those hapless people forced to wait for treatment.   So what can you … Continue reading

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Don’t go slip sliding away- walking safely during wintery weather conditions

Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident in life affecting any age and, thankfully, often only resulting in minor bumps and bruises. However the recent icy conditions have led to quite a few unexpected trips, and … Continue reading

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Are you one of the Leeds 32, 000 at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

Most people would be surprised to know that in the UK around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major … Continue reading

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Get up and go – making a difference with dementia in Leeds

Dementia can bring stereotypes. Many people have preconceptions about what a person with dementia can and can’t do. You can’t work, you can’t go out alone, you can’t do new things. Yet I know a group of people who might … Continue reading

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A Leep into the light with the best café

Café Leep is a Leeds based community enterprise staffed by adults with learning disabilities. Continue reading

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It’s not lonely this winter thanks to the Leeds Winter Friends

Winter is coming and so is the Winter Friend’s campaign only this time with shiny new owl badges and we want you to join us.  It’s a bit like being in the RNLI, although it doesn’t involve boats and getting … Continue reading

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