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

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

January 19, 2016

Don't become prey for a fraudster

Millions of people in the UK get defrauded in this way every year. Get Safe Online would like to help you protect yourself against becoming one of them.

January 18, 2016

One in ten Brits admit to doing no physical activity in the last ten years

Over three quarters of Brits are unaware of the recommended minimum amount of physical activity needed every week and are not keen to get active.

January 13, 2016

Healthy Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Service

Healthy Hearts is the new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Service for the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. The service is commissioned by the Three Borough Public Health Team and provided by Thrive Tribe.

How does an animal's hearing compare to a human's?

We all know our pet dogs can hear things that we can't and you may have a rough idea of how bats hear. But have you ever wondered how a human's hearing compares to other animals, such as a cow or a chicken? Well we have spent time researching the hearing ranges of a number of common animals to see who has the best ears.

January 08, 2016

New alcohol guidelines: Everything you need to know about the drinking recommendations

Any level of regular drinking can put a person's health at risk, according to official new guidance on alcohol consumption. The new recommendations are based on scientific evidence which shows that alcohol can increase the risk of developing cancer, in addition to other health problems caused by binge-drinking.

December 30, 2015

In the bleak midwinter ... are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D is known as the 'sunlight vitamin' as we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight on our skin.

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