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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

Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults highlights … Continue reading

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Linking up across the city to improve community health

The Civic Hall recently hosted a gathering of like minds and committed partners who are part of ‘Better Together’. With an underpinning commitment to building ‘Healthy Communities and Healthy Lives’, Better Together is the name of the new locality community … Continue reading

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Dying Matters display at Leeds City Museum Leeds Stories Gallery

On the lead up to Dying Matters week 8 – -12 May why not take a look at this fascinating exhibition. “Death is one of those experiences that is both very personal and can unite people the world over. But even … Continue reading

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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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