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HEALTH NEWS

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...
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...
Leeds Mind

Leeds Mental Health city representatives respond to concerns about The Great Escape

Statement from Tom Riordan, CEO Leeds City Council; Helen Kemp, CEO Leeds Mind and Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust following concerns...
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Leeds Backs World No Tobacco Day 2017

Health leaders in Leeds are backing international efforts to prioritise and accelerate tobacco control efforts on World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2017. The...
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New child healthy weight plan for Leeds launched

A new plan to support Leeds families and their children achieve a healthy weight has been launched today. The Leeds Child Healthy Weight Plan was...
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New lessons help Leeds pupils learn about mental health

Lessons to help children and young people understand about mental health have been launched in Leeds today (Wednesday 3 May). As part of the city’s...
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New blood pressure funding could save thousands of lives in Leeds

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...
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World Health Day supported by Leeds as international campaign against depression is backed

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...

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Lord Mayor Councillor Graham Latty and Councillor Pat Latty

New Lord Mayor of Leeds officially announced

Councillor Graham Latty is the new Lord Mayor of Leeds, following overwhelming support from all parties at the council’s annual meeting this week. Conservative Councillor...
Transport for the North

Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council on rail service standards

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake is to represent northern leaders as part of a new initiative to address rail service standards. Councillor...
Leeds City Centre Northern Street

Completion of £2million Leeds city centre road upgrade works marked

The completion of a major project to carry out £2million of improvements on two key roads in Leeds city centre has been marked this...
Connected and Autonomous vehicles (CAVs)

Five shortlisted to develop ‘Roads for the Future’ and driverless cars

Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial intelligence are among the ideas shortlisted today in a...
Snapp Leeds

Leeds young people get snapp happy with photography competition

Teenagers across the city are being given the chance to win vouchers by taking pictures around Leeds city centre and uploading them to new...
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Leeds City Council

Former baker’s shop gets much-kneaded revamp

A former Victorian bakers at the heart of one of Leeds’s oldest streets has been given a new lease of life thanks to a...
Waddingtons collection

Weird and wonderful vintage games are all above board

For generations, board games have been a tried and tested family favourite in homes all over the world. Classics like Cluedo and Monopoly, both originally...
Gabrielle

Gabrielle to join Tony Hadley for summer spectacular

Tony Hadley has announced his very special guest at Millennium Square in Leeds on Saturday, 21 July will be the iconic artist Gabrielle. The hugely...
Josh Warrington

Statement by leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake regarding Josh Warrington world...

Josh Warrington stuns Lee Selby to win IBF world featherweight title. Josh Warrington made history by becoming the first man from Leeds to win a...
Children and Family Bereavement Service Leeds

Views sought on new Children and Family Bereavement Service for Leeds

Leeds people who have experienced childhood bereavement are being invited to share their thoughts and advice on a brand new Children and Families Bereavement...
Swarcliffe PFI Leeds

Swarcliffe housing project wins international gold award

A transformative scheme to redevelop a 1950s Leeds estate, deliver modern housing and create a sense of community has won a prestigious international partnership...
Foster for Leeds

Become a foster carer and change a child’s life forever

Exceptional people are being sought by Leeds City Council to help change a child’s life forever, by becoming a foster carer and part of...
East Coast Main Line

Response to East Coast Main Line Transport Secretary announcement

Leeds City Council's Leader, Councillor Judith Blake, has made the following response to the announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that the East Coast...
Go Ape Leeds Temple Newsam Park

Hit the heights at new Temple Newsam Park ‘Go Ape’ attraction

An exciting aerial adventure course has officially opened in a popular east Leeds park this week. Set within the confines of Menagerie Wood in the...
Leeds Rhinos

Rhinos make more sporting history with new museum display

A new display celebrating the extraordinary sporting legacy of the Leeds Rhinos has been unveiled at Leeds City Museum. Featuring vintage photos, kits, programmes and...
Lord Jim O'Neill

Leeds council leader’s response to Lord O’Neill devolution comments

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “One Yorkshire isn’t just a bold ambition – things have moved on considerably since we pledged...
Leeds City Region

City Region Bid Calls for Channel 4 to Spark a New Revolution

Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London. The bid which responds to the...
Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme

Leeds City team to reap rewards from MIT leadership programme

A Leeds City team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of...
Leeds Discovery Centre Tasmanian tiger

Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf specimens

Researchers may have finally laid to rest the age-old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive somewhere. But one place you...
A658 Pool Bank New Road

Reminder: Culvert repair works to be carried out on A658 Pool Bank New Road...

A project to carry out essential works to repair a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road in Leeds is to begin tomorrow...
Tour de Yorkshire

Leeds City Council comment on the Tour de Yorkshire finale

Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet sealed overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire in one of the most memorable finishes in the race's short...