Highlighting the work of the Mental Health Homeless Support Team — Better Lives for People in Leeds

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Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup. Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after… Continue reading

Nominate now for Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2017 and award a deserving winner!

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The child friendly Leeds awards take place every year and are completely different from any other awards in the city! The main difference is that young people are at the heart of them… Continue reading

Change4Life 10 minute shake up with Disney campaign is back!

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The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back and encouraging families to ‘Just Keep Moving’ as they kick off a summer of activity, inspired by this year’s Disney Pixar film,… Continue reading

‘ThinkuKnow’- helping children and young people stay safe on and offline!

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Monday 4 July sees two programmes launched, that are designed to help raise awareness with parents and professionals to protect children from the changing landscape of risk. Thinkuknow is an award-winning on and… Continue reading

Asthma UK: launch of new asthma information for parents

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You’ll know from patients that having a child diagnosed with asthma can be worrying and confusing for parents. And as asthma – and the needs of a child – can change over time,… Continue reading

Give and Gain day found ‘awesome’ by children from Hovingham Primary

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In the heart of Harehills, Hovingham Primary School faces many challenges associated with an area of such high social deprivation. To support overcoming potential barriers to successful learning the school has its own… Continue reading

Leeds Book Awards a big hit with youngsters and authors

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        The favourite books of Leeds’ school children have been celebrated this month in two special ceremonies. The 2016 Leeds Book Awards once again proved to be a big hit… Continue reading

Pudsey pupils show their fancy footwork for walk to school week

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Pupils across the city stepped up to the challenge to encourage their parents to ditch the car and walk to school during Walk to School Week. Walk to School Week is a national… Continue reading

Supported Internships at the ‘Get Connected! Tenfold Market Place’

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          The Complex Needs Service within the council work closely with Leeds City College and Swarthmore,  our special inclusion learning centres, to pilot ‘Supported Internships’. Around 30 students with special… Continue reading

Nola Ellen: raising refugee awareness in Leeds

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The worldwide Refugee Week will be taking place this month, with a focus on World Refugee Day on the 20 June. Across the UK, Refugee Week sees a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events… Continue reading