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About the Care Act 2014

The government has designed a series of fact sheets about the Care Act 2014 to assist you with understanding about this legislation. The factsheets provide you with an overview of the Care Act and the duties and powers of local authorities under the Act. To…

Are you at risk of falling?

Take this simple test to work out if you need to discuss your risk of falls with your GP. This self-assessment is based on the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) used by healthcare professionals to help identify at risk patients aged 65 and over. The…

Ask for ANI

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re…

Buying a pet - General advice

What to consider when buying a pet Buying a pet can be a very exciting time, but it can be an overwhelming decision. It's one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Some pets will outlive their owners; for example, tortoises can live for over 70 years. Think about the…

Carers' breaks and respite care

Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else. It lets you take time out to look after yourself and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down. There are lots of respite care…

Coping with a cancer diagnosis

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. About half of people born after 1960 will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. But how do you cope if it happens to you? Getting a cancer diagnosis The C-word fills most people with dread. In one…

Coping with Bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. Symptoms of coronavirus The symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste…

End of Life

Being told that you or someone you love and care for has a life limiting illness is tough news to receive. The care an individual needs at this time will be focused upon supporting him or her to have the best possible quality of life,…

Foot Care

You're more prone to foot problems like corns, blisters and foot infections in later life as the skin becomes thinner and less elastic.  But painful or uncomfortable feet aren't a natural part of ageing, and can be alleviated. If you're having trouble looking after your feet, you're not alone.…