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Honour Based Violence

What is ‘honour’ based violence? So-called ‘honour’ based violence is a term used to describe violence committed against a woman or a girl (or sometimes men) who the family or the community feels has not followed what they believe is acceptable behaviour and has brought…

Housework and maintenance

A well-maintained home can help you to stay in better health and avoid accidents, whilst the garden is often a sanctuary for many people and can help with mental wellbeing. However, looking after your home, garden and doing housework can be difficult, especially if you…

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

You can get an NHS Health Check if you're aged 40 to 74 and not already on a disease register. If you're in this age group, you can expect to receive a letter inviting you for a check. Don't worry if you haven't got your…

How equipment is provided

There are two types of equipment: Complex Aids of Daily Living (CADLs), such as profiling beds and hoists, that are provided on loan if recommended by an occupational therapists or other health professional. The equipment will be delivered to your home with us retaining responsibility…

How to keep your baby or toddler active

Ways to get your baby moving Why tummy time is important Baby bouncers, walkers and seats Physical activity for toddlers Enjoy being active together Activity for young children with a disability Coping with a very active toddler Does my child have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?…

How to prevent germs from spreading

Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces. To stop the spread of germs, focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house where germs are more likely to spread, such as the kitchen and toilet. Use either…

How to report adult safeguarding concerns

Safeguarding is aimed at anybody aged 18 or over who has care and support needs and who is unable to protect themselves from either the risk or the experience of abuse or neglect.  Local services must work together to safeguard adults in a way that…

Immunisation

Immunisation is the best way to protect your children from serious diseases. Have your children immunised at the right times to make sure they stays healthy and prevent the spread of childhood diseases. Immunisation against certain illnesses in adults is also important. Check that you…

Incontinence, urinary

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It's a common problem thought to affect millions of people. There are several types of urinary incontinence, including: stress incontinence - when urine leaks out at times when your bladder is under pressure; for example, when you…

Independent advocacy

Some people may have a lot of difficulty being involved in deciding how their care and support needs will be met. In these situations they’ll need someone appropriate who can support and represent them through the care assessment and review process.   If you have…
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