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...
Christmas Carols
13 December : Join the London Saxophone Choir Quartet and the Westminster Music Library Team for an evening of Christmas favourites, sing-along carols and mince pies! Read more...
Staying well and in touch at Christmas
Christmas and New Year can be an exciting time, but it can also be a challenge for some. Recent snow and cold weather can mean decreased mobility, susceptibility to minor ailments, worries about staying warm (and the cost of doing so), and loneliness. 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...


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.

January 02, 2015

The new arts prescription

The arts are becoming a prominent focal point in the next wave of medical prescriptions. Find out how...

December 20, 2014

Plan to help over-50s keep working

Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

December 16, 2014

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

Writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell has interviewed her friend, the actress Prunella Scales, who has disclosed that she is living with dementia.

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