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...
Singing for the Brain
Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. Read more...
Be Aware : Post Grenfell Fire Safety Check Bogus Callers
Authorities are warning London residents about people posing as fire safety officers to break into homes after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 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
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...


April 01, 2015

The Care Act is here!

The Care Act 2014 becomes law today. It represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support.

March 20, 2015

How keeping busy can protect you against dementia

Scientists believe keeping busy can not only protect against dementia but help stave off the mobility problems that also plague many elderly people.

March 17, 2015

Employing personal care assistants and pensions - a change in the law

If you employ someone to provide care and support for you, either privately or using a personal budget, then a change in the law means that, as an employer, you may need to make pension arrangements for them.

February 24, 2015

1 million now trained as 'dementia friends'

One million people have now signed up to be "dementia friends" in England, the Alzheimer's Society has announced.

February 16, 2015

'Skunk-like cannabis' increases risk of psychosis, study suggests

Smoking potent cannabis was linked to 24% of new psychosis cases analysed in a new study.

February 15, 2015

Binge-drinking continues to fall in young adults

Binge-drinking among young adults in Britain is continuing to fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics show

Dementia hits women hardest says study

Research finds disease now leading cause of death in British women; many are also carers before succumbing themselves

Doctors urged to promote exercise

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says doctors should take a leading role in encouraging their patients to do more exercise, and that it should be classed as a "wonder drug".

February 09, 2015

Arthritis in your 20s: what's life like when you can't brush your hair?

In the UK, 27,000 people under 25 have some form of arthritis. How do they cope with a disease usually linked to old age?

January 15, 2015

Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'

A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests. Find out more.

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