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New commitments to help people live and die the way they choose

People who are approaching the end of their lives are to be assured the highest standard of care – thanks to new “commitments” made by health and social care leaders.
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Illegal tobacco campaign aims to stop children getting hooked

People who supply illegal tobacco – which often leads to children getting hooked on smoking - are to be targeted through a new campaign.
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Programme launched to prevent unborn children being harmed by alcohol

A new initiative is being launched in Greater Manchester to prevent children being left with life-long health problems because of the effects alcohol can have during pregnancy.


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Carers play an invaluable role, not only for the people they look after but also in the way we plan and deliver care across the city-region.

Julie Gonda, interim executive director of communities and wellbeing at Bury Council and lead for the Greater Manchester support for unpaid carers programme

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Poor mental health affects most homeless people – to help we need to know them

Dr Colm Gallagher, clinical psychologist and team leader at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH).


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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.
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After struggling with alcohol a Salford resident is using his experience to help others

The latest statistics from Public Health England show rates of alcohol-specific hospital admissions and mortality are significantly higher across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester than the national average.
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Helping people lead healthier lives: Greater Manchester’s Pharmacy Health Champions

More than 90% of Greater Manchester pharmacies are now accredited as Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLP), committed to actively promoting wellbeing and helping people to lead healthier lives.