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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

April 28, 2016

Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds

"Mindfulness uses techniques such as meditation to help people overcome depression REX Therapy based on the controversial concept of 'mindfulness' works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.

April 21, 2016

Loneliness can trigger heart disease and strokes, new research suggests

Being lonely and socially isolated can increase a person's risk of heart disease or stroke, new research suggests. The effect loneliness has on the heart is similar to that seen in people who suffer anxiety or have stressful jobs, experts found.

Social Care - Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!

To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward.

April 14, 2016

The Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Party

If you're aged 90 years or over and live in Westminster, join your Council for a tea party on Monday 13th June to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday. There are 50 spaces courtesy of Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.

April 12, 2016

Make May Purple Stroke Awareness Month

Make May Purple is the Stroke Association's annual stroke awareness month, taking place every May. Individuals show their support for those who have been affected by a stroke and help to raise awareness.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

'Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place on 16 to 22 May with the theme of 'relationships'. This year Mental Health Awareness week is celebrating the connections, the relationships, the people that add to our wellbeing and protect and sustain our mental health.

April 06, 2016

WHO calls for healthier diets to combat alarming surge in diabetes

World Health Organisation warns that potentially life-threatening diabetes is now four times more common than it was in 1980. Governments around the world must act to ensure people can make healthier food choices, says the World Health Organisation.

April 04, 2016

Speak up about care for older people

The CQC is asking older people to speak up and share their experiences of care as part of its "Worked up? Speak Up" campaign. By providing the CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England.

March 16, 2016

March is Prostrate Cancer Awareness Month

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives and it is the most common cancer in men. Prostate Cancer UK is the largest men's health charity and they aim to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life

March 10, 2016

Exercising 'better than dieting for cutting calories' study finds

Researchers at Loughborough University set out to investigate how exercising and restricting diet changed a woman's physical and behavioural responses to food. They found that participants in the study who exercised ate less than those who dieted.

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