Information
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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
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...
News
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
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

March 09, 2016

Dementia awareness boost planned for over-40s

People over 40 in England are to be given more information about dementia to help improve early diagnosis of the condition, the health secretary said. During their free NHS health check, patients will be told when they should report memory problems to their GP.

March 06, 2016

There's only One You

A new campaign to support you making good choices about health and wellbeing, and to help prevent diseases later in life.

March 04, 2016

Speakeasy newsletter - Issue 17

Speakeasy is a newsletter produced by Different Voices, an inpatient mental health user involvement initiative at The Advocacy Project.

Growing number of women ignoring potentially life-threatening symptoms

Ovarian Cancer Action fears too many mothers are putting work and family before their own health According to new research, a growing number of women are failing to go the doctor with potentially life-threatening symptoms because they feel too busy with work or family commitments.

March 02, 2016

Top myths and facts for healthy eating in later life

Eating well and drinking enough fluids is an important part of staying healthy. It is Nutrition & Hydration Week from the 14th to 20th of March and the CLCH Public Health Nutrition Team (Adult Services) would like to shine the spotlight on common myths and facts around eating and drinking in later life.

March 01, 2016

Rise in wellbeing in late 60s, survey finds

The wellbeing of people in their 60s increases as they reach the age of 70, according to a national survey. That is despite many people in the age group having at least one chronic disease

February 25, 2016

Carers K&C newsletter February edition

A collection of news items, information, and details of events and initiatives which will be of interest to carers of all ages in Kensington & Chelsea.

February 15, 2016

OAPs can boost brain power by learning a second language say experts

OAPs can dramatically boost their brain power with just a one week course in a second language, experts say. Prof Antonella Sorace, founder of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh, has conducted research which shows being multilingual can improve thinking and learning ability, and may reduce mental decline with age.

February 12, 2016

Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before'

Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says. Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years. But there is concern that too many elderly people are living in poor health.

February 08, 2016

Improved lifestyle slashes risk of developing dementia by 22pc

Prevalence of brain diseases like Alzheimer's has collapsed by more than 22pc in 20 years, possibly due to healthier lifestyles and better education

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