Category Archives: Legislation

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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How unwise decisions can make a positive difference

People generally don’t change their behaviours or do things differently until they think about something differently. And we don’t usually think differently about something until we make, or are given, time to find out more about it or the opportunity to ask further questions. This … Continue reading

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Health and Wellbeing Board meetings seek solutions to city’s future health and care challenges

This month is unusual. We have two meetings of the Health and Wellbeing Board, the cross-city meeting where leaders from across the health and care sector in Leeds work strategically together to see how we can most effectively meet the … Continue reading

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Talk, plan, live – why making a will is one of the most important things to do

Writing a will may not be one of life’s most enjoyable tasks but it’s arguably one of the most significant and enduring acts of our lives. Yet, in the UK today only 3 in 10 of us have written a … Continue reading

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Delivering successful change

Penultimate Deputy Blog – Spring/Summer 2015 After a little while away I thought the time had come to start to conclude the Deputy Blog series. As I’ve said previously, change is something that affects us all: sometimes a bit, sometimes a … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire Police share top tips to help households beat bogus callers

Not all burglars break into homes – some will try to trick their way in. They are known as ‘distraction burglars’  or ‘bogus callers’ who may be smartly dressed and claim to be from the council, the police, gas, electric … Continue reading

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All’s fair in love and awards

On Tuesday this week, I had a sunny smile on my face as I attended the Adult Social Care Awards for Excellence. I say a ‘sunny smile’ because I don’t think it matters who you are, I think most folk … Continue reading

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