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  • Keeping warm in winter

    Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and…

  • Home care & nursing care

    You may find that you are struggling with daily tasks at home or you're becoming concerned about falling or worried about accessing help if something should happen at home. There are many options available to support you at home as well as a range of…

  • Telecare & alarms

    We all care about our personal safety and want to stay independent and be secure in our own homes.  We can feel vulnerable or at risk whatever our age or personal circumstances.  Unfortunately, any one of us may have an accident, a sudden illness, be…

  • Groceries & shopping

    For many people, shopping for groceries is difficult: a busy life, caring responsibilities or a disability can all contribute to making a visit to the supermarket difficult. If however you have a disability, all stores have a legal responsibility to make provision to enable you to…

  • Healthy eating

    Healthy eating contributes to overall health.  If you are overweight, whether or not you are classed as clinically obese, you are at much greater risk of developing heart disease, hypertension, diabetes  and many other conditions.  If you have an unhealthy diet, there is also a…

  • Fitness & sport

    There are a huge range of fitness groups and sports clubs in the area.  Some are open to everyone, some to people with disabilities, different genders or from particular age groups.  We have included details of some of them below, however in order to find…

  • Chemists/Pharmacies

    This page enables you to find a chemist or pharmacy in your local area. If you notice that any information on this page is out of date, please let us know by using the feedback link on this page.  For a complete list of appropriate…

  • Dentists

    This page enables you to find a dentist in your local area.   If you notice that any information on this page is out of date, please let us know by using the feedback link on this page.   For a complete list of appropriate…

  • GPs

    This page enables you to find a GP in your local area.   If you notice that any information on this page is out of date, please let us know by using the feedback link on this page.  For a complete list of appropriate services…

  • Support for people affected by hate crime

    Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police. The most important message however is that this sort of crime is a manifestation of other people's prejudices and…