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Resource of the week: Making Every Contact Count – online Health Resource

via David at LASSN “I’ve been sent a website with details of provision for different health organisations around Leeds. Looks really detailed and could be great for signposting” The website is and is aimed at health professionals who want to help the people they meet to live healthier lives by providing simple information, ideas for […]

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Guest Blog: VAL’s BME Hub

Ok, so it’s not a blog, but once a month the BME Hub at Voluntary Action Leeds do an excellent roundup of things they’ve come across. This is the kind of content they included on November’s edition Leeds Refugee Forum Seeks Trustees Experiences of Mental Health Crisis Services for BME People Support for New Migrants […]

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Guest Blog: Forum Central

A few years ago, there used to be loads of umbrella organisations for orgs working in health and social care in Leeds. Each of them represented a different area of work – mental health, learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments, older people etc.   A while ago they merged under a single banner of “Forum Central” […]

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Social prescribing services in Leeds

Social prescribing is a way of connecting people with health difficulties to community activities which may help them. There are three orgs doing this in Leeds, covering different areas of Leeds North CCG – run by Community Links South and East CCG- run by Touchstone West CCG – run by BARCA

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Become a member of an NHS Trust, and get your voice heard

At today’s LMP Ops group we discussed ways of influencing local NHS Healthcare providers. NHS Trusts are supposed to consult, draw inspiration from and seek support from their members. Why not put this to the test, and become a member of your local NHS Trust?   Leeds Community Healthcare Trust Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust Leeds […]

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Banking and asylum seekers/refugees

At today’s LMP Ops meeting there was a discussion of the Home Office checks which Banks are required to do from January 2018. Here’s an article from the Guardian in September talking about some of the problems in the communication of information between Home office and the banking firms. Here’s another article about the Banking […]

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Universal Credit Videos from today’s LMP Strategy Group

A number of online resources about Universal Credit were referenced at today’s LMP Strategy Group. Here they are. Thanks to Simon at DWP sand Lorna at Asylum Matters for suggesting these Webinar: Universal Credit – An introduction for homelessness services from Homeless Link Sorry we couldn’t embed it. Homeless Link‘s settings mean they won’t allow this […]

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Access and Experience of Mental Health Crisis Care Services in Leeds by BME Communities: Monday 11th December 2017 1.15pm – 4.30pm

“Join us at a learning and information-sharing event on Monday 11th December. The purpose is to improve the experience of the Leeds crisis care pathways for black and minority ethnic communities. This work is part of co-ordinated citywide work commissioned by the Leeds Mental Health Partnership Board in response to the recently published Mental Health […]

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