Leeds City Council - Archive (health and wellbeing)

2019
13
June
2019
After just one year, the Leeds Food Partnership (LFP) is celebrating winning a prestigious accolade, The Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award. Set up in 2018, the partnership celebrates good food and helps address health inequalities by reducing f...
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14
March
2019
Celebrating some of the city’s accessible facilities, venues and activities is at the heart of council plans for Disabled Access Day (Saturday March 16th) this year. Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Learning, Skil...
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08
March
2019
A new report providing a comprehensive picture of life, health and wellbeing for women and girls in Leeds is published today (Friday 8th March 2019). Commissioned by Leeds City Council in collaboration with Women’s Lives Leeds, the report comes fr...
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07
March
2019
International Women’s Day (IWD) is being celebrated across Leeds, as women and girls from across the city celebrate achievements and highlight the continuing need for equality at an array of events. This year IWD focusses on building a gender-bala...
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12
February
2019
A new Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents in Leeds to “make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake. According to Public Health England (PHE), children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake fo...
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2018
21
December
2018
Health and social care leaders across Leeds have welcomed the findings of a report which praises the strength of health and care services in the city. Published today (Friday 21/12/2018) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the report outlines th...
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20
November
2018
With a successful record of delivering the NHS Health Check programme at a level almost ten percent higher than the national average, Leeds is looking to improve uptake of the checks - aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, kidne...
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09
November
2018
Baby Week Leeds toddles into town for the third time this week with more than 70 events happening across the city! Leeds was the first UK city to use the Semana do Bebe idea, an initiative founded in Brazil, supported by UNICEF. Baby Week Leeds is...
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28
September
2018
Leeds backs national Stoptober campaign to help smokers quit Smokers in Leeds are being encouraged to ‘find their best way to quit’ this Stoptober, with a range of extra support and advice being offered through One You Leeds. 400,000 smokers qu...
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21
September
2018
Leeds’ first Dementia Information roadshow will take place on Monday 1st October 2018, 1-4pm, at Wetherby Town Hall. The free roadshow, provided jointly by Leeds City Council and the NHS, is for anyone who has concerns they or a loved one may have de...
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06
September
2018
A new funding programme is being launched on World Suicide Prevention day – 10th September - to provide community projects in Leeds with grants of up to £25,000 to help to reduce social isolation for men at risk of suicide and to provide social activ...
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06
September
2018
Popular Neighbourhood Networks schemes have been awarded five years funding to continue their work supporting older people and communities throughout the city, Leeds City Council have announced. Announcing the new funding, Cllr Rebecca Charlwood, ...
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13
July
2018
With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities*. ...
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09
March
2018
A regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Leeds City Council as part of ‘Keep it Out’ in the run up to ‘No Smoking Day’ on 14 March. Councils across West Yorkshire, the North East and Hull are linking up to tack...
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2017
12
December
2017
An innovative service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds. The formal opening ceremony of Wykebeck Valley Complex Needs Centre was opened today (12 December 2017). The former day centre has been trans...
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23
November
2017
Leading health think tank The King’s Fund and Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board have teamed up to gather health data experts together in the city to share best practice and look at the best ways for information technology to support health and care. ...
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20
November
2017
With HIV testing week starting on 18th November, and in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1st December, community based agencies Yorkshire MESMAC and BHA Leeds Skyline will be supporting free, confidential testing at drop-in sessions across the city. ...
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11
October
2017
A new partnership that will bring fresh thinking to the challenges and opportunities for older residents in Leeds was announced today (Wednesday, 11th October). Like the rest of the UK, people in Leeds are living longer. It is estimated that by 20...
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06
October
2017
Awards of up to £500 are being offered by Time to Change Leeds to fund activities to help put an end to mental health stigma and discrimination as part of World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October 2017) activity in the city. Time to Change Leeds...
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28
September
2017
A new report from Leeds City Council’s public health team has reviewed mental health needs in the city and makes recommendations to improve access to healthcare and unequal health outcomes. With more than 100,000 people in Leeds estimated to exper...
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26
September
2017
Leeds City Council and its partners, including Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, have been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across the city. The new contract is part of a procurement exercise for 190 community be...
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19
September
2017
Council leaders are set to agree multi-million pound funding to continue and expand the work of the city’s highly acclaimed Neighbourhood Networks. Proposals for extra funding for the Neighbourhood Networks are being discussed at Leeds City Counci...
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29
August
2017
Smoking levels in Leeds have been cut by nearly half over the last twenty five years new figures show. The latest figures released show that since 2004 there are almost 59,000 fewer smokers in the city. Smoking prevalence for adults in 2004 was 30...
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06
July
2017
Schools from across the city are coming together to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event next week. Pupils from schools across Leeds will descend on the debating chamber at Leeds Civic Hall to receive a...
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28
April
2017
A Leeds event aims to get more people making plans for end of life, after a survey in the city found 60% haven’t told their family what their funeral wishes are and 37% haven’t made a will. Individuals and organisations from around Leeds are build...
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25
April
2017
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has awarded Leeds City Council and the city’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) funding for people to have potentially life-saving blood pressure checks, after they were successful in their bid for a BHF gr...
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06
April
2017
In the lead-up to World Health Day on 7 April, latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO), suggest over 300 million people are now living with depression. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. In Leeds...
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06
April
2017
People working in Leeds health and care are linking with service users and their representatives to make sure delivery of care in the city reflects best practice and community need at a time of increased demands and tight resources. An event aimed...
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14
March
2017
A new way of delivering interventions to improve the health of the poorest ten per cent of Leeds will use expert knowledge and community expertise to change lives for the better. Focussing on the areas of the city which have the ten percent of most d...
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03
March
2017
Health, care and voluntary sector leaders have endorsed ‘The Leeds Commitment to Carers’ as part of wide-ranging work in the city to link up and improve the way care is provided across the city. Recent estimates suggest around 72,000 people in Lee...
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