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
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 21, 2017

WARMTH - Groundwork

Would you like to get help with your wellbeing and energy costs? Do you find it difficult to cope with your energy bills? Do you live in Kensington & Chelsea? Book a visit with Groundwork which will provide guidance on efficient energy usage in the home, understanding heating systems and free installation of small energy measures. Additionally it can connect you to further external services on offer with supported access to grants and funding for larger home improvements where applicable

February 17, 2017

Check that smoke alarm

The London Fire Brigade is asking residents to check their smoke alarms and fit one if they haven't already done so. This advice comes on the heels of a recent fire in Shepherd's Bush started by a faulty tumble drier. They also want to reach those most at risk so their homes can be assessed and smoke alarms installed where needed, and officers are able to give important fire safety advice - all free of charge.

February 01, 2017

February 4th is World Cancer Day

'We can. I can.' That is the tagline for the 2017 World Cancer Day on 4th February highlighting how everyone - as a collective or as individuals - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

January 30, 2017

Are you a Carer...

who does not qualify for Carer's Allowance? You may still qualify for another benefit, that can top up your National Insurance, and allow you to claim a full state pension when you retire.

January 25, 2017

Take up Tai Chi or carry your shopping to reduce falls, older people told

Older people should carry shopping or take up tai chi in a bid to stave off falls, experts have said. Gardening and dance classes could also help improve strength and balance, according to the Centre for Ageing Better.

January 23, 2017

Free Alcohol Awareness Training

The Alcohol Service are offering alcohol awareness training to anyone working or residing in the three boroughs to have an increased knowledge of the issues, the effects, the safe/harmful levels, and the different treatment options around alcohol use.

January 11, 2017

Forecast heavy snow and cold weather

Heavy snowfall and strong winds are potentially going to hit London on Thursday (12th), with the cold weather extending into the weekend according to Met Office forecasts, so we have some tips to help beat the colder weather, and to ensure that those around you are safe and well.

January 09, 2017

National Obesity Awareness Week

15 to 19 January is JanUary 2017: intended to raise awareness of obesity and the positive steps the public can take to live a healthier lifestyle. Join in with a 'National New Year's Resolution' and pledge to make a small lifestyle change such as exercising more regularly or cooking from scratch more often.

January 06, 2017

H&F Stroke and carers groups 2017

The family and carer support coordinator is offering support groups throughout 2017 with the aim to provide the opportunity for Stroke Survivors and carers to meet in an informal atmosphere to share ideas, swap information, enjoy each others company and support each other.

December 29, 2016

Join the millions and go dry this January!

Dry January is a campaign to support and encourage people to clear out the Christmas excesses by abstaining from booze for 31 days. Now about to celebrate it's fifth year of helping people cut down their drinking for January. 2017 is looking to be even bigger, so join in and reap the rewards!

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