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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 healthy choices easy choices

Public Health’s Paul Lambert knows a thing or two about temptation. In this blog he tells us a bit more…

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Taking the ball and running with it- Leeds Dementia Awareness week 2017

Dementia Awareness week is in full swing and local organisations are putting on more than ever to make people aware of the condition and the support available for people and carers who live with dementia in Leeds. Tim Sanders, Commissioning … Continue reading

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Let’s unite for Dementia Awareness week in Leeds

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, the theme is to unite against dementia. There are estimated 8,500 people living with dementia in Leeds: but many families are facing it alone. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding … Continue reading

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When I find myself in times of trouble – how Dying Matters can help

When you first find out that someone is bereaved it’s hard to know what to say, do you ask them how they are? Do you say anything at all or just ignore it?  Dying Matters week is also about finding … Continue reading

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Helping people live until the very last moment – Dying Matters

One of the themes of this year’s Dying Matters week (8-14 May) is what can you do for your friends and for your community.  Obviously being there as a support – emotionally and practically – is a big yes.  But … Continue reading

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Dying Matters – time to say goodbye, how to have a good funeral

As Dying Matters week (8 May to 12 May) approaches we are encouraged to consider what we can do: for ourselves, our family, our friends and our community. One answer is to think about funeral plans. When you think about … Continue reading

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I’ve planned my funeral my way – why Dying Matters

                Making plans for your funeral is easy to put off. “Just put me in a bin bag and chuck me out with the rubbish” some people say but apart from the legal … Continue reading

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