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Power of attorney, deputyship and appointeeship

For some people there comes a time when you can no longer make decisions about your finances, care or other personal matters. In this situation, you can if you have the mental capacity to do so, appoint someone to look after your affairs called a power…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Healthy Eating Week - Be Sugar Smart

Too much sugar is bad for our health. Sugary foods and drinks are one of the largest contributors to obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. Recommended daily allowance for adults and children aged 11 and over is 30g (7.5 tsp of sugar) each day. For children aged 7 to 10 the…

Special guardianship

Special guardianship is a court order which allows parental control over a child by individuals other than the parent. They are usually made to members of the extended birth family or other significant people, such as a child’s long term foster carer. A special guardianship…

Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to carers. A personal budget or…

Planning for your future care needs

There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled. This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life-changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort…

Home to school travel assistance

Dear ParentsIf your child has been allocated a bus place to travel to and from school from September 2019, please note the specific information regarding your assigned route number, collection times and locations will be sent to you by CT Plus on week commencing 19th…

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…

Give HIV the finger- a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge. National HIV Testing Week runs from 19 to 25 November 2018. HIV testing is crucial. 1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV. Late diagnosis leads to a tenfold increase of death within…

Staying independent with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia will have a big impact on your life. You and your family may worry about how long you can care for yourself, particularly if you live alone. People with dementia can remain independent for some time, but will need support from…
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