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HEALTH NEWS

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,...
Dr Cameron Cllr Charlwood Catherine Ward

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...
Leeds, Leeds Star

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...
MindMate

Schools awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

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...

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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...
Leeds Channel 4

Leeds welcomes announcement from Channel 4 about the composition of National HQ in the...

Leeds and the wider city region welcome the news from Channel 4 that creative and digital departments will sit at the heart of the...
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Employment Hub launched in Leeds City Region

A new Employment Hub has launched as part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (the LEP) commitment to address current and future skills shortages...
Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

The largest Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the north returns to the Leeds first direct arena on Monday 4 March, 4pm – 8pm. The event kick...
Pact

Independent film and TV production sector in Leeds receives another boost

The trade association for independent TV production companies in the UK has announced it will open an office in Leeds later this year. Pact has...
Harriet Stevens with sisters Jessica Russell and Rachel Stevens holding their grandparent's wedding photo outside Leeds City Museum.

Moving wartime story sparks search for Leeds lifesaver’s descendants

Descendants of a Jewish family who fled from Vienna to Leeds to escape the Nazis are searching for more details about the local businessman...
Michael Morpurgo A Lifetime in Stories

Museum steps inside the stories of Michael Morpurgo

Captivating tales penned by one of the nation’s best-loved children’s storytellers have come to life in a new exhibition in Leeds. Curated by Seven Stories,...
Leeds Ice Cube

Skate expectations as Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square

Thousands of people across Leeds will be getting their skates on this winter now one of the city’s coolest attractions has returned to Millennium...
Armistice 100

Object of the week- Madge Howdill’s flag

This eye-catching flag was made more than a century ago by an excited Leeds teenager eager to celebrate the end of war. Madge Howdill, who...
Wear Red Day

Support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund this Wear Red Day and help children and adults...

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) are once again hoping to see a red wave across our region on February 1st to help support babies...
White Rose Energy

Council energy provider beats ‘Big Six’ on customer satisfaction

Customers of Leeds City Council’s not-for-profit energy provider enjoy some of the best customer service in the country, according to a new Which? survey. Which?...
Micklefield Church of England Primary School

Consultations begin on new school places in east Leeds

Consultation has started this week on provision of new school places in east Leeds. Leeds City Council is proposing to permanently expand Micklefield Church of...
Rugby League World Cup 2021

A statement from Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake on the news...

The Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake has commented on the news that Leeds has been chosen as a host city for...
ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup trophy tour to visit Leeds

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour commences tour of England and Wales on 19 February 2019. 100-day tour starts off in London and will finish...
Rudi Leavor

Lord Mayor to lead city’s Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will...
Leeds Ice Cube

Yorkshire’s coolest wintertime attraction returned to Millennium Square for more icy fun and adventure...

Skates at the ready as Yorkshire’s coolest wintertime attraction is back for 2019! Organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Radio Aire...
Child Friendly Leeds

Shortlist revealed for the 2019 Child Friendly Leeds Awards

The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the 6th Child Friendly Leeds awards have been revealed. The annual awards ceremony will take...
Extra Care Homes Leeds

Delivery group appointed as plans move forward for new extra care homes in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s plans to provide new extra care homes across the city are moving forward. Following a procurement exercise, they have appointed a delivery...
#TechMumsClubs Leeds

New tech club for mums launched in Leeds this month

An ambitious new programme aiming to ensure that mums in the city have the opportunity to brush up on and learn new digital skills...
Armed Forces Community Covenant

Leeds City Council reiterates commitment and support for city’s Armed Forces Community Covenant

Leeds City Council has underlined its continued commitment to supporting armed forces personnel and veterans this month. This follows representatives of the UK’s armed forces...
Tour de Yorkshire

Tour Maker 2019 – Full registration now open

Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O are thrilled to be hosting the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire between 2nd - 5th May 2019....