Information
Information
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...
Events
Christmas Carols
13 December : Join the London Saxophone Choir Quartet and the Westminster Music Library Team for an evening of Christmas favourites, sing-along carols and mince pies! Read more...
News
Staying well and in touch at Christmas
Christmas and New Year can be an exciting time, but it can also be a challenge for some. Recent snow and cold weather can mean decreased mobility, susceptibility to minor ailments, worries about staying warm (and the cost of doing so), and loneliness. 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
Ask SARA
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...
News

News

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!

April 28, 2016

Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds

"Mindfulness uses techniques such as meditation to help people overcome depression REX Therapy based on the controversial concept of 'mindfulness' works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.

April 21, 2016

Loneliness can trigger heart disease and strokes, new research suggests

Being lonely and socially isolated can increase a person's risk of heart disease or stroke, new research suggests. The effect loneliness has on the heart is similar to that seen in people who suffer anxiety or have stressful jobs, experts found.

Social Care - Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!

To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward.

April 14, 2016

The Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Party

If you're aged 90 years or over and live in Westminster, join your Council for a tea party on Monday 13th June to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday. There are 50 spaces courtesy of Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.

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