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NHS Announces ‘Social Prescribing’ Service to Improve Local Health

An innovative approach to supporting health and wellbeing is being launched by the NHS to benefit people living in South and East Leeds. Connect for Health, funded by NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group, will be delivered by a consortium of local charities, including Leeds Irish Health & Homes and is led by Leeds Mind. The service launches today and will support local people to access a wide range community groups and activity in a bid to reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing.

RTÉ Longwave Radio Switch off in Britain – Update on Focus Groups

Today’s focus group led by Dr Lisa Clarke from Middlesex University is delighted at the Leeds Irish Health and Homes response to the RTE survey. Discussions were lively and passionate as the closing of RTÉ’s longwave radio station to DAB draws ever closer and will affect so many Irish people living in Britain.

The Changing Profile and Perception of Dementia

Ant Hanlon , CEO and Volunteer Coordinator, Terry Koivunen recently attended Professor Claire Surr’s inaugural professorial lecture at Leeds Beckett University. Professor of Dementia Studies at Beckett University, Claire Surr highlighted the changing profile and perception of dementia in recent years, suggesting that the outlook for people living with the condition has never been more positive.

CEO – Ant Hanlon’s Autumn Blog

We’ve been ringing the changes at LIHH recently. As you will read in this bulletin we have successfully developed some new work streams.


Housing is important, yet you do more then that you give people like me and Paddy a chance to do something without feeling like we will be judged. A community that Leeds Irish Health and Homes have set up and run touches individuals.

Brian Clark


Thanks for everything that you and Leeds Irish Health and Homes have done for me – it’s been a genuinely life changing experience! Everyone has been so warm and kind, and I’ve always felt very valued. I’d recommend volunteering with you to anyone, and particularly people who have been jaded by their day jobs!

Anna Walsh