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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,...
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...
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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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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...
Leeds Market

Shop plastic free at Leeds Kirkgate Market this summer

July has been named Plastic Free July by the Plastic Free Foundation and you can’t shop more ‘plastic-free’ than at Leeds Market. The market has...
Child Bereavement UK

New children and families bereavement service officially launches in Leeds

Leeds City Council has launched a new service to support the estimated 5% of school-aged children and young people living in Leeds who have...
Lisbon Street

Major development opportunity comes to the market in the ‘West End’ of Leeds

A rare opportunity to purchase and develop a major site in a well-connected and established urban quarter of Leeds city centre is being brought...
Leeds Compassionate City Awards

Nominations are now open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December 2019. Now in their...
Leeds Playhouse

Vibrant new entrance to Leeds Playhouse honours Yorkshire ceramic tradition

An eye-catching tribute to the city’s ceramic heritage has begun to take shape as part of the ambitious project. The latest phase in the much-loved...
Leeds Street Lights

Street lights conversion programme for Leeds to deliver 62 per cent energy savings

Leeds City Council has issued an update on the progress of the programme to upgrade all street lights in the city to make them...
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...
Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor

Lord Mayor leads celebration of small groups and charities in Leeds

Over 100 small voluntary groups and charities in Leeds have been recognised by the Lord Mayor of Leeds for the contribution they make to...
Postcard of Redcar from the Pier which refers to Carl de Bruyne, one of the Belgian refugees who came to Otley

Documents reveal how Leeds folk stepped in to give refugees a home

Historic documents revealing how a Leeds market town embraced refugees fleeing the horrors of war-torn Europe will go on display in a new exhibition...

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund: support hearts for life and make a difference

Your generosity can really mean the world to children and adults with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Whatever you can give...
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Cricket fans in Leeds set to be bowled over as two new non-turf pitches...

With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup now in full swing, fans of all ages will have the chance to emulate their heroes from...
Leeds Temple Newsam

Time travellers turn back the clock at Temple Newsam

Colourful characters plucked from the pages of history will to come face-to-face with visitors in the stunning surroundings of modern day Temple Newsam. The estate’s...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

Leeds Armed Forces Day to be marked by a day of festivities and excitement

People of all ages are once again being invited to celebrate the courage, dedication commitment of the British Armed Forces, as part of Leeds...
Leeds Clean Air Charging Zone

Installation begins for Clean Air Charging Zone infrastructure

Leeds City Council has begun to install the camera infrastructure required to monitor and enforce the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). When live the zone...
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Works confirmed for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme after £76m contract signed

The next phase of work on a major project to protect Leeds from the risk of flooding has been confirmed after the contract for...
Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership

City agencies reinforce partnership approach to support victims of domestic violence and abuse

With the start of Safeguarding week (24 – 29 June), organisations in Leeds have reinforced their commitment to working together to support victims of...
Connecting Leeds

Senior councillors in Leeds to agree bus priority measures along the A61 North and...

Senior councillors in Leeds will discuss an update on the plan to transform transport and travel in and around the city at a meeting...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Week celebrations to begin in Leeds with flag-raising ceremony

In the 75th year following D-Day and the Battle of Monte Cassino, Leeds City Council Armed Forces Champions – Councillors Jane Dowson, Caroline Gruen...