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Exercises for back pain

The best way to deal with back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. The advice given 20 years ago was to rest, but research has shown that inactivity only makes things worse. Staying active means continuing with regular day-to-day activities to avoid becoming sedentary. Examples…

Extra care housing

Extra care housing is a type of specialised housing that provides independence and choice to adults with complex care needs. There may be various health reasons such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury, low to moderate mental health, learning disability, physical disability or other mobility…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at…

Falls prevention

Falls shouldn’t be viewed as an inevitable consequence of aging, but they are more likely to occur as people get older. If you're worried about falling, you can contact the occupational therapy team for an assessment. They may be able to offer you solutions to tasks…

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” (World Health Organisation, Fact sheet N°241, 2010). Female Genital mutilation is…

Female sexual problems

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. Here's a look at some forms of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and advice on where to get help if it affects you. According to the Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around one-third of young and…

Financial advice

Managing your finances can be tough, especially when money is tight.  Here you'll find advice about what to do now and how to plan ahead. 

Find out about Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the main Special Educational Needs information page on the Local Offer. Here you can find out about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how we identify children and young people with SEND and how we plan support. Most children with SEND can get…

Finding work after caring

If you want to start or return to work, there are lots of things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer. You may need to return to work to earn money. For some carers who haven't worked for some time,…

Fitting and maintaining equipment

How your equipment is fitted and maintained depends on the type of equipment you have.
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