Easy-to-read information about things that matter to you - staying well and healthy, staying mobile, activities near you, looking after a loved one, finances and benefits, if you think you or someone you know is being harmed or neglected ... Read more...
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea Health Fair
Kensington Town Hall, Friday 20th October, 12-4pm : Find out more about all aspects of good health, enjoy a free lunch, try out new activities, experience therapies and meet up with friends old and new. The event is free and there is no need to book. Read more...
Free flu vaccination information
The flu jab is free on the NHS for everyone aged 65 and over, or have a long-term health condition, and is available from your GP. You can also get a free flu vaccination if you are the main carer of an older or disabled person. Some pharmacies also offer flu vaccines. Read more...
People who can help
People who can help
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. Read more...
For professionals
For Professionals
If you work or provide a service, paid or unpaid, in health and social care, we've got information and guidance about a number of procedures, resources and training initiatives. Read more...
Leaflets Library
Leaflets Library
Not everyone can, or wants, to use the internet. We have a series of leaflets which cover key issues which can be printed out and given to those residents that cannot access the internet. Read more...
Other useful websites
We cover a lot of information on People First but there are also other useful websites that can help you make informed choices about your health and well-being. Take a look at Ask Sara for instance .. Read more...


June 20, 2016

Older people are at risk of loneliness

According to a paper by Marcus Rand of the Campaign to End Loneliness, it seems that about one in 10 of people over 65 feels chronically lonely all or most of the time.

June 06, 2016

Westminster Carer Awards 2016

Say thank you to someone who cares and nominate them for a Carer Award.

June 03, 2016

It's Carers' Week 2016

6 to 12 June is Carers' Week which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

May 31, 2016

Telehealthcare Awareness Day - Wednesday 1st June

We all use technology in our lives from simple things like turning on lights, using hot water, through to using tablets and gaming consoles, but how often do we explore with our clients how technology, equipment or gadgets could help enhance their lifestyle?

May 19, 2016

Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of suffering a major stroke

A team from Oxford University has shown that immediate and continuing self-treatment in the weeks after experiencing the symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack, or 'warning' stroke, could reduce the risk by as much as 80 percent. People who suffer TIAs or strokes are currently administered aspirin, but up until now the drug was only thought to reduce the subsequent risk by around 15 percent.

May 18, 2016

Too many delay seeking dementia diagnosis

More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer's Society. The charity says nearly two-thirds of people fear a diagnosis would mean their life is over. But it says an early diagnosis can actually help people to live as well as possible.

May 17, 2016

Wellbeing Groups at Wandsworth & Westminster Mind

Wandsworth & Westminster Mind are publicizing details of the new Wellbeing groups and courses as part of their Step 2 delivery through Talking Therapy & Wellbeing Services at Wandsworth & Westminster Mind. Most are 6 weeks and aimed at people with Mild- moderate levels of anxiety or depression

May 10, 2016

The Later Life Newsletter No 77

A collection of news items, nuggets of information, and details of events and initiatives which will be of interest to older people.

May 03, 2016

Carers advocates required for a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Focus Group

Calling carers advocates for a North West London Pressure Ulcer Prevention Focus Group at Imperial College Health Partners. They are looking for carers with an interest in preventing pressure ulcers for at risk clients cared for at home and care homes. You are the front line key advocates to help in the campaign to 'stop the pressure' and they need your voice.

April 29, 2016

Training for mentors to welcome newly arrived refugees

RBKC Refugees Welcome Committee is offering training for those who want to mentor and befriend refugees arriving in Kensington & Chelsea. Migrants Organise will be managing the training/support of volunteers for the council, so if you want to support Syrian refugees who have recently arrived into Kensington and Chelsea, this is your chance!

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