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

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

February 05, 2016

February is Heart Month

Every February, British heart charities celebrate Heart Month. For this year's Heart Month everyone is encouraged everyone to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

February 04, 2016

Time To Talk Day

Today is Time To Talk Day (Thursday, February 4) - a day organised by anti-stigma campaign Time To Change, run by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Cancer death rates fall by 10% but number of cases continues to rise

"Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10% in the last decade, although the number of cases is still going up, new figures show. Analysis by Cancer Research UK found that 284 out of every 100,000 people in the UK died from cancer in 2013 (around 162,000 people), down from 312 in every 100,000 a decade ago. The slump is largely due to improvements in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

January 25, 2016

RNIB Connect - Local Groups launching in February

RNIB is launching a new community of blind and partially sighted people, and their supporters called RNIB Connect, to meet and connect with others, provide and also receive support from people who have had similar experiences, get involved with local service planning and delivery, campaign on matters that are important and help to shape the community where they live

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