Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
Many of us enjoy an alcoholic drink as part of our social life, or as a way to relax. Drinking within certain limits is fine, but it can be easy for us to lose track of how much we are drinking, and to slip into the habit of drinking too much on a regular basis.
drinks-meter is a website and mobile 'app' that offers anonymous, personalised feedback on your drinking. It's not just about what you drink, it's about how much you drink, who you are and what else is going on in your life.
drinks-meter lets you compare your drinking to thousands of other people around the world as well as to national guidelines, and includes information about how drinking may be affecting your health. You can keep track of your drinking week by week, over time.
Most recreational drugs are illegal in the UK, but are still used widely by people in all areas of society. People use drugs to relax and have fun, to try to reduce stress and anxiety, or because they have developed an addiction. Many people use drugs, or know other people who use drugs, without knowing anything about what they are taking, and about the potential harm they can cause.
If you need a quick introduction to some of the most commonly used drugs - and some of the drugs that cause the most worry - you can visit the FRANK website. It has an A-Z list of drugs, outlining the risks of taking them and their legal status.
The list describes the appearance of different drugs, the way they are used, their effects, the chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law. FRANK also has a free helpline - tel 0800 77 66 00
And drugs-meter tells you how your drug use compares to other people just like you.
The Invisible Elephant is a peer-led website for anyone living in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, or Hammersmith and Fulham, who is affected by problems with alcohol or substance misuse. It provides a wealth of information and advice, with details of local support groups and services.
The NHS Change for Life website provides information on how drinking less can help to improve your health, and tips on how to reduce the amount you drink.
Drinkaware is a national independent charity whose website has a wealth of useful information and tips on reducing alcohol consumption and drinking sensibly.
The Easy Health website has gathered together various easy-read leaflets which will help people with learning disabilities to understand more about the effects of alcohol.