Category Archives: Children

Not Foo Fighters, but Leeds Flu fighters – fighting the flu bug together

We’ve all seen the newspaper headlines about the NHS Winter crisis and hope that we won’t be forced to visit a hospital soon and become one of those hapless people forced to wait for treatment.   So what can you … Continue reading

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Carrying on an old family tradition Leeds Alcohol Awareness week 2017

Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems. Not just … Continue reading

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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

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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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