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

December 29, 2016

How healthy am I? Take the official One You test

Just one in ten middle aged adults are living healthy lifestyles, new research by the government has found. The study by Public Health England (PHE) found 83 percent of 40 to 60 year-olds are either drinking too much, are inactive or are overweight. And PHE is encouraging people to take their interactive online quiz to see how their health compares - with people given a rating out of ten and advice on how they can be healthier.

December 20, 2016

UK cancer death rates to fall by 15% by 2035 due to advances in research

Death rates from cancer in the UK will fall by 15% by 2035 thanks to advances in research, diagnosis and treatment, with more Britons living longer after their diagnosis, the charity Cancer Research UK predicts.

December 14, 2016

Safer alcohol tips for Christmas and New Year

People drink more alcohol in December than in any other month and we know that drinking heavily can lower inhibitions and influence the decisions you make. It's possible to enjoy the festive season without putting your health at risk if you follow The Alcohol Service's safer partying advice

December 13, 2016

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates.

December 12, 2016

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. Cold weather can mean decreased mobility, susceptibility to minor ailments, worries about staying warm (and the cost of doing so), and loneliness.

December 08, 2016

Keep on working into old age for the good of your health

Older people should consider working until their 70s for the good of their health, the chief medical officer will pronounce today in new advice to today's baby boomers. Prof Dame Sally Davies will tell those aged 50 to 70 that they are better off staying in work, or else taking up new hobbies to keep physically and mentally active in retirement.

December 07, 2016

Keep warm and well this winter

As temperatures drop and heating costs rise some residents will face a difficult balancing act of keeping warm and healthy while keeping their fuel bills under control. Healthier Homes aims to help residents who struggle to heat their homes adequately during winter months and run the risk of cold related ill health.

December 06, 2016

Fire safety

Residents are being encouraged to check their smoke alarms and fit one if they haven't already done so. The advice, from the London Fire Brigade (LFB), comes after a recent fire in Shepherd's Bush started by a faulty tumble drier.

December 02, 2016

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea's Age Matters magazine

This is the second edition of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea's new-look Age Matters magazine. It is full of useful information and articles to help readers stay healthy, active and connected to their community.

December 01, 2016

World Aids Day

Millions of people around the world will come together today to celebrate World Aids Day. After 30 years of fighting the virus around 90,000 people live with it in the UK, according to Public Health England.

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