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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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Are you one of the Leeds 32, 000 at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

Most people would be surprised to know that in the UK around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major … Continue reading

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Why nothing is so important it can’t wait – National Road Victim month

This month is National Road Victim month.  Although this isn’t a particularly uplifting topic, Becky James, Team Leader- Road Safety, talks about why we should all be supporting it. “In 2016, 2549 people were killed or injured on the roads … Continue reading

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Secondhand Stories – “A kind of gift” from a Weekend of Wonder by Time to Shine

What happens when you bring seven older adults, three young writers from the Writing Squad and writer, performer and storyteller Malika Booker together for a Weekend of Wonder at the HEART Centre, Headingley for an intergenerational project? You get “Secondhand stories: … Continue reading

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First Leeds Mens’ Health report launched during Mens’ Health week

This week (13-19 June) is national Men’s Health Week and this year the focus is on mental health and beating stress. Here in Leeds, there’s a #Dadtastic day of free family fun at Leeds City Museum on Father’s Day and … Continue reading

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When the day is done and the ball is spun helping the Sporting Memories Network

Social isolation and loneliness is believed to affect around 15 per cent of older people.  And there are many imaginative ways of combating this such as the Sporting Memories Network which helps reconnect isolated individuals through their love of sport … Continue reading

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Behind rainbow doors….

Get comfortable talking about it – Leeds launches domestic violence and abuse campaign to encourage people to think, talk and ask questions about domestic violence and abuse. In 2014, there were nearly 15,000 incidents of domestic violence and abuse reported … Continue reading

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