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...
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...
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
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...


October 01, 2015

Royal Trinity Hospice launches new dementia service in Kensington and Chelsea

Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a new service to support people with dementia and their carers living in Kensington and Chelsea, tackling recognised inequalities in access to palliative and end of life care.

September 22, 2015

Vision really matters

This week is National Eye Health Week, promoting healthy eyes and ways to look after them. Eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all

September 21, 2015

Want to be a Dementia Champion?

Meeting for Westminster Dementia Action Alliance inviting all potential and existing Dementia Champions in Westminster. No matter whether you live or work in Westminster, if there is any chance that you are or may get involved in raising awareness about dementia in Westminster, this invitation applies to you.

One-third of British people born in 2015 'will develop dementia'

One in three people born this year will develop dementia, according to new figures. The Alzheimer's Research UK charity warned of a "looming national health crisis" as the population ages. It called for greater efforts across the globe to help develop new treatments.

September 18, 2015

Support 4 Volunteering Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Support 4 Volunteering Newsletter, a free service to anyone in the City of Westminster with lived experience of mental health problems.

August 28, 2015

5 million adults in England "at risk of diabetes"

Up to five million people in England are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to new data from Public Health England. Type-2 diabetes is closely linked to diet and obesity and affects about 3.2 million people across the UK. The NHS says diabetes causes 22,000 early deaths and costs the health service more than £8bn each year.

August 17, 2015

Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns. The charity said more than 3.3 million people have some form of the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005.

August 10, 2015

Carers Network and Westminster Carers Service join forces

On 27th July 2015, Westminster Carers Timebank joined Carers Network to create one single charity for carers in the City of Westminster. This will mean that more carers in the borough benefit from the Carers Time Bank along with the existing support, activities, advice and services of Carers Network, which delivers carers services on behalf of Westminster Council.

July 24, 2015

Harmful drinking among middle-class over-50s is a 'hidden phenomenon'

People over 50 who are healthy and highly educated are more at risk of harmful drinking than less well-off peers, says research.

June 25, 2015

Scams: Don't be rushed, don't be hushed

July is National Scams Awareness month. Each year millions of people in the UK fall prey to scammers, with estimated losses of £5 billion. This campaign aims to stop people being rushed into hasty decisions by scammers and to end victims being hushed into silence by a sense of shame, foolhardiness, or weary acceptance.

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