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Health, social and age-related care services working together to make Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing

Leeds Older Peoples’ Action in the Locality welcomes in young and old

Did you miss this lovely article in the Guardian about OPAL or Older Peoples Action in the Locality about the Welcome In centre and what they do there?  OPAL is just one of Leeds’ Neighbourhood Networks and supports the over 60’s … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead – an exhibition at Leeds Abbey House museum

What objects do you own that remind you of someone who had died? This is the subject of a new exhibition, entitled Remembrance, at Abbey House Museum . The exhibition includes objects which have been used to remember loved ones since the … Continue reading

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Leeds will shine a light to join in Stop World TB Day

The theme of this year’s World TB Day is ‘Light up the world to Stop TB’, and Leeds Town Hall and Civic Hall will be lit up red to promote awareness of the day. TB is still active in Leeds but together … Continue reading

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Anyone for tea? Join a global tea party in Leeds as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 why not join in a global Tea Party, an around the world celebration of afternoon tea, as part of Nutrition and Hydration week.   We want afternoon tea to be served in as many different health … Continue reading

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In Leeds good neighbours can become good friends at Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO

If you live in East Leeds, on the right side of York Rd, and are in the relevant age bracket, over 60, you will be able to sign up for the Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO which … Continue reading

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Making progress to be best city for health and wellbeing

Measuring things is vital. If we don’t know what we have, or where we are, how can we check on our progress and have a proper sense of direction? Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing … Continue reading

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Leeds celebrating LGBT history month – a Bisexual history timeline

February is LGBT History Month in the UK, a time to celebrate some of the amazing things that have been achieved within LGBT rights, remember some of the low points that we and others before us have fought through and … Continue reading

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