Category Archives: Children

Flu Mythbusting

  The recent flu outbreak in Australia shows that children and older adults are still two of the most vulnerable age groups .   Here in the UK we are just entering into our flu season and there is still … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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“Re-imagining the child welfare system for the 21st century” – Conference

Originally posted on Child friendly Leeds: Our Blog:
Leeds will play host to an international conference to explore innovative practice in working with families: “reimagining the child welfare system for the 21st century “on 23 – 25 November, at the…

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Facing flu – your myths uncovered

We’ve had a bit of a cold snap in the last couple of days, sunny days becoming frosty nights, it’s time to get out jumpers and fleecy tops and some of us may well have already started sneezing and coughing. … Continue reading

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How long will you be my friend? The work of the Independent Visitors volunteers

“It’s not really a question a 6 year old child should have to ask, is it?  I told him my answer was the same as it was the first time I met him, I will be his friend for as … Continue reading

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Highlighting the work of the Mental Health Homeless Support Team

Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup.  Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after kissing your children goodnight you have to … Continue reading

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Talk, Plan, Live – Why planning for death can help you to live your life

  What if you were told you had a week to live? Would those close to you know how best to support you and the wishes you have? Would they know about the plans you’ve made for after your death? … Continue reading

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