Category Archives: Better Lives

Nobody Left Behind

The latest annual report from Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds Director of Public Health, makes for fascinating reading. Warning of challenging times for Leeds health, he focuses on a key areas for concern and highlights recommendations for improving progress. Continue reading

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Celebrating the benefits of volunteering at Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic millions of volunteers throughout the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.  Darrell Xavier, Operations Manager … Continue reading

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Senior citizens visit Siegen

Originally posted on International Relations Leeds:
“Why should only young people have all the fun?”, a woman at Haus Herbstzeitlos, a centre for senior citizens in Siegen, said to Frances Jones, then councillor for Morley, during a visit in 2001. Since then there…

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Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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Celebrating a life during Leeds Dying Matters week

As part of Leeds Dying Matters week one of the actions to consider is letting your loved ones know your funeral wishes: this is more than taking out a funeral plan which looks after the financial side but gives guidance … Continue reading

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Prevention, Best Start and Tessa Jowell

We understand in Leeds that prevention is worth investing in, and will do all we can to continue to deliver support to families in Leeds which help them live longer, healthier lives. If we succeed in this, we can perhaps consider it a tribute to Tessa Jowell and others who helped inspire proactive approaches to health and wellbeing. Continue reading

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Leeds Dying Matters Walking up the King’s highway and funeral music

As part of Leeds Dying Matters week we’re taking a look at what you can do for yourself, your family, friends and community to start talking about death and maybe think about some of those tricky decisions such as making your funeral … Continue reading

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