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Thousands know value of crisis cards
Feel like you've had enough? Leeds' crisis cards give discrete information on local support services.
Latest analysis shows 56,000-plus cards have been ordered – via the public health resource centre – with 95 per cent of those surveyed saying they felt confident giving crisis cards to a colleague or friend.
In other news, the prospectus for Leeds Recovery College has been published.
Be a helpline volunteer
Volunteers are sought for a helpline supporting women and girls affected by rape and sexual violence. Sarsvl – Support After Rape and Sexual Violence – is recruiting women aged 18-plus.
Wish bags help homeless women
Homeless women will benefit from donations of items you'd ordinarily pack for a night away, as part of the wish bag appeal by St Anne's Community Services.
Anchor's up to local initiatives
Communities at heart of climate action
Leeds wants to be carbon neutral by 2030. In this short film, executive member Cllr Lisa Mulherin explains how communities tackle climate change.
We need to get on
As a review into HS2 is announced, here is the response from council leader, Cllr Judith Blake on behalf of the UK's core cities.
Estimated 74k carers
The city has an estimated 74,000 carers, this report on Carers Leeds says.
1,000 tell of cancer journey
Over 1,000 people are taking part in Leeds Cancer Centre's patient engagement programme.
Tackling period poverty
Cash support for winter
Applications are now open for Stay Well This Winter grants scheme. The Leeds Community Foundation-run scheme is aimed at community-focused projects.
Thinking about next steps?
A range of important business issues are being tackled by University of Leeds students – like, in this example, food waste at Asda.
Leeds is the best place to start a business, analysis says.
last week 150,000 for Ed Sheeran in Leeds. this weekend, 100k for 5 days of Ashes test match, 100k + for Leeds Carnival, similar number for Leeds Festival, + Its Leeds Beer week next week! 35k at Elland Road tomorrow night for LUFC. this city has no limits ! #LEEDS— Zachary B. (@LeedsZac) August 20, 2019
Do you want to be a part of one of Europe’s largest illuminated events, to go behind the scenes and help deliver a magical festival?— Leeds 2023 (@leeds_2023) August 13, 2019
Then why not become a volunteer for Light Night Leeds on the 10th and 11th October? Apply here: https://t.co/t44jXYcFPD pic.twitter.com/7dmDYANJ8L