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...
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...
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
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...


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.

June 22, 2015

This Girl Can

Worried about what people think when you exercise? You're not alone. fear of judgement is stopping many women from taking part in physical activity.

June 19, 2015

Many over-65s 'rarely use public transport'

The public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society in England, a report says. Many older people do not uses buses, even though they are able to ride them for free

May 19, 2015

Solace Women's Aid Ascent Counselling Service

Solace Women's aid is an accomplished charitable organisation providing a range of support services to women and children including a specialist domestic and sexual violence counselling service for women and girls from 14 year old who are survivors or are experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse.

May 15, 2015

Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

May 12, 2015

Strokes rising among people of working age

The number of people in their 40s and 50s being afflicted by strokes has increased significantly, with obesity and sedentary lifestyles thought to be behind the rise.

April 30, 2015

More older carers 'risking health'

The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the pressures of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests.

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