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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

Changing what’s wrong to what’s strong Better Lives Leeds and co-production

This week is Co-production Week – a celebration of the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and the contribution of people who use services to improving and developing those services. It’s all about working with people, through an equal partnership with … Continue reading

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Resilient not reliance – helping older drinkers in Leeds

Alcohol–now there is a tricky word to open with, and for some people, it could be one of the most difficult conversations they will ever have. Contrary to popular belief, the UK’s real booze problem does not involve inebriated youths … Continue reading

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Men in Leeds risk paying a price if we neglect our health.

Men don’t visit the GP nearly as often as women and this means that some warning signs of health problems don’t get picked up as quickly as they might. Added to this, we tend to read less about the kinds … Continue reading

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Breathing easy across Leeds during Breathe Easy week

  Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air.  The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public … Continue reading

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Hip, hip hooray for the volunteers during Volunteer Week at Leeds Crossgates Good Neighbours Scheme

  Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June, celebrating the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Jane Robinson from Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme CIO tells us more about … Continue reading

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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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