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Successful quitters celebrate first year of Greater Manchester smokefree pregnancy programme

An additional 250 Greater Manchester babies were born smokefree in the last year. Following the launch of an innovative Smokefree Pregnancy programme twelve months ago, the number of pregnant women in the city-region who smoke is falling faster than the national average.
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Tens of thousands enjoy improved health, report shows

The health of people in Greater Manchester is improving, thanks to an ambitious and wide-ranging programme led by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
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Successful mental health programme for Greater Manchester schools and colleges doubles in size

A ground-breaking programme to support the mental health of children and young people in schools and colleges in Greater Manchester is to be doubled in size.


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It’s so easy to put on a front. We need to get behind the mask.

Carl Austin-Behan, LGBT Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester

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Smoking causes 16 types of cancer, our package of measures helps people to quit

Charlotte Finchett, lead stop smoking specialist at The Christie Hospital, Manchester’s specialist cancer care centre


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Care at home should have a personal touch – Cicely and Marie share their experience

‘Person-centred’ care and support is a way of thinking and doing things that sees the people using health and care services as equal partners in planning and developing the support they receive.
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“Our care home went from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ in a year.” Here’s what it teaches us about social care today

Eileen Ogden, 82, likes nothing better than to go Urmston Men’s Club for their karaoke night every Friday night.
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How house sharing is helping Linda live life to the full

A scheme in Tameside is helping give independence and support to older people and adults living with physical and learning disabilities.