October 01, 2015
Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a new service to support people with dementia and their carers living in Kensington and Chelsea, tackling recognised inequalities in access to palliative and end of life care.
September 22, 2015
This week is National Eye Health Week, promoting healthy eyes and ways to look after them. Eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all
September 21, 2015
Meeting for Westminster Dementia Action Alliance inviting all potential and existing Dementia Champions in Westminster. No matter whether you live or work in Westminster, if there is any chance that you are or may get involved in raising awareness about dementia in Westminster, this invitation applies to you.
One in three people born this year will develop dementia, according to new figures.
The Alzheimer's Research UK charity warned of a "looming national health crisis" as the population ages.
It called for greater efforts across the globe to help develop new treatments.
September 18, 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of the Support 4 Volunteering Newsletter, a free service to anyone in the City of Westminster with lived experience of mental health problems.
August 28, 2015
Up to five million people in England are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to new data from Public Health England.
Type-2 diabetes is closely linked to diet and obesity and affects about 3.2 million people across the UK.
The NHS says diabetes causes 22,000 early deaths and costs the health service more than £8bn each year.
August 17, 2015
The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns. The charity said more than 3.3 million people have some form of the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005.
August 10, 2015
On 27th July 2015, Westminster Carers Timebank joined Carers Network to create one single charity for carers in the City of Westminster. This will mean that more carers in the borough benefit from the Carers Time Bank along with the existing support, activities, advice and services of Carers Network, which delivers carers services on behalf of Westminster Council.
July 24, 2015
People over 50 who are healthy and highly educated are more at risk of harmful drinking than less well-off peers, says research.
June 25, 2015
July is National Scams Awareness month. Each year millions of people in the UK fall prey to scammers, with estimated losses of £5 billion. This campaign aims to stop people being rushed into hasty decisions by scammers and to end victims being hushed into silence by a sense of shame, foolhardiness, or weary acceptance.