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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,…

What to do if you've just been diagnosed with dementia

Whether your diagnosis came as a shock, or confirmed what you'd suspected for some time, it's important to plan ahead while you're still able to make clear decisions for yourself. If you've just been diagnosed with dementia, you may be feeling numb, scared and unable to take…

Stoptober 2018

Stoptober is back with a quit that’s right for you! The council is backing Stoptober and calling on our residents to take part in the 28-day Stoptober challenge to quit smoking for 28 days this October. The best way to quit is with expert help…

Smoking, alcohol and drugs

Smoking, alcohol and drugs can put your health at risk regardless of how often you take them. You are up to four times more likely to quit smoking if you have support and our Stop Smoking Service has been set up to give you that. If you…

Paying for your own care and support

Many people who use care and support services will pay for all of the costs. This is known as being a "self-funder". The cost of your care will vary depending on its type, intensity, specialisation, location and duration. For example, a place in a residential…

Your tenancy

This section is about the financial support to help you start your own tenancy after you leave care. There’s also information and advice on how to plan for buying your own food and keeping your place clean and tidy once you’ve left care and are…

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called ischaemic heart disease. Symptoms of CHD The main symptoms of CHD are:  angina (chest pain) heart attacks heart failure However, not everyone has the same symptoms and some…

Give for mental wellbeing

Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing. On top of this, it can also improve your mental wellbeing. Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones - such as volunteering in your local community - can give you a…

Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It's important that we eat enough of them. Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That's five portions…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…
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