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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

HEALTH NEWS

Leeds ‘Healthy Schools’, ‘Investors in Pupils’ and ‘MindMate Champion’ programmes

Schools to be awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together this week to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event. Pupils and...
Public Health England (PHE)

New funding promises extra support for people with alcohol problems

As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds...
NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check plans get the all clear for Leeds

With a successful record of delivering the NHS Health Check programme at a level almost ten per cent higher than the national average, Leeds...
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Getting into good habits in Leeds

Former smokers in Leeds are a growing band new figures show, as the annual Stoptober campaign comes to an end. Leeds smoking rates are continuing...
Leeds Breastfeeding Plan

Leeds plan backs breastfeeding as Health Visiting service awarded Gold status by Unicef

Plans for improving rates of breastfeeding in Leeds are set to be discussed at Leeds City Council executive board on 17th October. The new Leeds...
Children and Family Bereavement Service Leeds

Local NHS Trust to work with Leeds City Council to deliver new services for...

New health service provision for 0-19 year olds in Leeds will be delivered by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) following the award of...
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Leeds to host King’s Fund 2018 healthy cities conference

With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking...
Specialist Autism Services

New programme to boost number of people with autism accessing city-wide apprenticeships introduced

An innovative project aiming to increase the number of people with autism accessing apprenticeships and jobs in Leeds is now open to applications. Working closely...
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New report warns of challenging times for Leeds health

Prospects for continuing improvements to people’s health in Leeds are under threat according to the latest annual report from Leeds Director of Public Health. Dr...
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Keep it out and help Leeds smokers quit

A regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Leeds City Council as part of ‘Keep it Out’ in...
Leeds Health and Wellbeing wheel

Leeds best city for health and wellbeing status confirmed by independent study

Leeds ranks highest amongst the Core Cities according to recently released analysis from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. The analysis looks beyond economic and...
NHS Health Check Leeds

Public encouraged to take steps to improve their health with NHS health check

Leeds City Council is encouraging people across Leeds, who are eligible, to take up the opportunity to receive their free NHS health check. In Leeds,...
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Tackling mental health stigma one day at a time

A wide range of activity is happening across Leeds to highlight Time to Talk Day 2018 which is on Thursday 1 February. Time to Talk...
Cllr Charlwood launches Wykebeck

New complex needs day centres for people with dementia launched

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...
Councillor Rebecca Charlwood

Major digital health conference comes to Leeds

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...
BAME Hub launch panorama

Best practice makes perfect sense for new centre

A new multi-cultural day centre which caters for the physical and social needs of elders by offering a provision which is appropriate to their...
East Leeds Recovery Service

New citywide service to help people get home after being in hospital Cllr Charlwood...

New Leeds Recovery Hubs across Leeds, which are at the heart of the Leeds Recovery Service, have been launched today . Bringing together beds and...
Lord Filkin, Bill Rollinson, Cllr Rebecca Charlwood

Five-year partnership to improve quality of later life for people in Leeds Lord Geoffrey...

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...
World Mental Health Day

Funding for local Champions helping change how we think about mental health announced

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...
Mental Health

New report aims to help tackle Leeds mental health inequalities

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...
Better Care Fund

Plans to provide more care for people recovering from a spell in hospital

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...
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Smoking rates in Leeds drop to new low

Smoking levels in Leeds have been cut by nearly half over the last twenty five years new figures show. The latest figures released show...
World Breastfeeding Week

Leeds backs being breastfeeding friendly

Breastfeeding in Leeds is being given a thumbs up as council leaders endorse World Breastfeeding Week. Following on from Leeds being declared a breastfeeding friendly...

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Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Six weeks left to take part in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Leeds City Council is urging residents to share their views on how the city should respond to the climate emergency before the Big Leeds...
Leeds World Car Free Day

Roads closed for World Car Free Day 2019

Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free...
Leeds Clean Air Charging Zone copy

Executive board to discuss Clean Air Charging Zone progress

Senior councillors are to discuss the progress of and new proposals for the city’s planned Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) at a meeting of...
Light Night 2019

Dreams come true as Light Night Leeds returns to transform city

A breath-taking parade of music and light will take an awestruck crowd of thousands on a journey into dreamland when Light Night Leeds returns...
Aireborough Leisure Centre

New Aireborough Leisure Centre facilities set to be showcased later this month

The final results of a significant refurbishment programme at a popular north-west Leeds leisure centre are set to be officially unveiled later this month. Following...
Leeds Industrial Museum's vintage fire engine

Object of the week- vintage fire engine

Once a stalwart of the fire service in Leeds, this impressive vintage engine is now being showcased alongside some of the city’s most impressive...
Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board

New ‘Spot of Lunch’ campaign launches in Leeds

A new ‘Spot of Lunch’ campaign launches in Leeds highlighting alcohol as a cause of breast cancer, with research showing more than 60% of...
West Yorkshire Police

Extra powers granted to council and police to tackle unlicensed car meet events on...

Additional powers have been granted to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to tackle a range of anti-social behaviour problems being created by...
Leeds Active Travel

Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will...
Eshton Beck, Mike Leonard, Leeds University

Trees planted in natural flood management pilot

Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management techniques to help improve protection for the...
Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund Football Club

Signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 shirts up for grabs as cities mark...

As part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund, Leeds City Council is giving someone in the city the opportunity to...
Councillor Eileen Taylor presenting Major Watts with medal

Lord Mayor honoured to present Royal Army Major with service medal

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed Major David Watts to Leeds Civic Hall this month to present him with a medal following his...
Leeds Park and Ride - Elland Road

Building work for Elland Road park and ride expansion begins

Construction work to create an extra 550 spaces to Elland Road park and ride has started. The Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to create...
Tall Buildings Design Guide for Leeds

Public consultation begins on tall buildings design guidance for Leeds

Public consultation is now underway on the Tall Buildings Design Guide for Leeds. Designed to advise on buildings that are taller than their neighbours, the...
Secondary school places in Leeds

Applications open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents and carers across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for September next year. Although it...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge completion gives a breath of fresh Aire for an historic landmark

Local businesses, representatives from The Leeds Civic Trust and Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, Councillor Lisa Mulherin marked the completion...
Leeds TV and Film studio

New state of the art TV and Film studio will position city centre-stage

The old Polestar Petty printworks on Whitehall road has been identified as the location for a new world-class TV and Film studio in Leeds. With...
Tony.Harrison - Leeds Award

Celebrated Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison receives prestigious Leeds Award

Distinguished Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. On hand to present Tony with a ‘Leeds Award’...
Leeds City Centre

£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s...
Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Big Leeds Climate Conversation begins

Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three-month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at...
Foster4Leeds

First of its kind Faith in Fostering event

Leeds City Council’s fostering team, Foster 4 Leeds in partnership with Kirklees and York Councils’ fostering teams recently hosted a pioneering event, Faith in...