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Continence care

District nurses can give skilled professional advice on continence promotion and incontinence care. If you have concerns about managing continence you should speak to your GP. You can ask your GP to refer you for a Continence Assessment. If you already have a District Nurse…

Drinking less alcohol

The Drinking less area of the Council website provides advice and support for alcohol and drug misuse.  It also has a link to a list of service providers for alcohol drug and support. There is also a link to the NHS Choices page on Drinking…

Equipment and technology

Equipment and Technology can help to support you or those you care for to manage day to day tasks. It can help to promote and maintain independence, build confidence, provide and give peace of mind. There is a range of equipment and technology that can…

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing Find advice and information about services and activities that can help you to lead a healthy lifestyle and improve your physical health and mental wellbeing.  This Council webpage has links to information on stopping smoking, drinking less alcohol and eating well, controlling stress…

Healthy Eating

From our web page on healthy eating you can access: Information and advice about healthy eating for you and your family A list of service providers for healthy eating support One Body One Life (OBOL), a free community based weight management programme for families and…

Home support: care services in your home

Home-care agencies offer people a care worker in their own homes to help meet a range of needs. They are registered with the Care Quality Commission and subject to inspections of their services, resulting in CQC published inspection reports. Home-care agencies offer a wide variety…

Managing medication

To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…

Personal hygiene

Keeping yourself, or someone you are caring for, clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints and infections, and be a source of discomfort and low self-esteem. How to maintain daily hygiene To maintain daily personal hygiene, you should make sure: your…

Support organisations and advocacy

This section provides information and advice about: advocacy; care support; benefits, debt and housing; home energy and warmth.
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