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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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It was good to talk – BME: “Our Health, Our conversations”

27th April 2016 saw Leeds Social Care Community Forum Conference at Leeds Civic Hall. This year the conference focussed on conversations about Real Health and Real Experiences. It included a programme of speeches, workshops, information and advice stalls and Q&A sessions on four topics; … Continue reading

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New helper kit to cut bowel cancer

With nearly half the people in Leeds (44%) ignoring their bowel cancer screening tests, Leeds City Council and the NHS and have launched a new initiative to encourage more people to take this simple health check that can save lives.  Feedback … Continue reading

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Paying it forward; it all starts with a chat

“Rather than being the saviours of our communities, the public sector is being encouraged to step back and empower citizens to be the agents of their own destiny” says Bryony Lawless, who works for Health Partnerships in Leeds City Council, … Continue reading

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Committed citizens can change the world

How can we get the patients’ viewpoint?  Encourage feedback for the wider public in engagements and patient experience?  By becoming a Patient Leader. Gwen Oates, Dementia Cafe Co-ordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society (and now Patient Leader) tells us more about … Continue reading

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Share your views to help improve hospital discharge

Many people need help and support following a hospital stay. To check what kind of help might be required, an assessment is usually done in the hospital before you are discharged. We know this assessment can cause delays so health and care … Continue reading

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Latest update from Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board

As another year draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back on challenges we have faced, issues which will face us in the future and to celebrate the work and dedication of people who work or volunteer … Continue reading

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30,000+ reasons to keep the conversation about social care going

Here at the Better Lives blog office, we’re always on the look out for stories that show how health and care services are making a real difference to peoples lives and we would love more feedback on what we publish but … Continue reading

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Looking out for carers in the Care Act

In my second post on the Care Act, I start with a reminder that the Government has only just finished consulting on the many pages of draft regulations and guidance and will use this feedback to finalise information to be published … Continue reading

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Holt Park Active – don’t take my word for it… here’s what Doreen thinks!

Today we’re talking to Doreen, a service user from Holt Park Active and a former user of Naburn Court and Doreen Hamilton day centres, to find out what she thinks of the new centre.

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