Information
Information
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
Carers Rights Day - White City
Friday 24th November : Come down to know your rights and find out how to get the help and support you're are entitled to. Visit information stalls hosted by local organisations with lots of useful information and advice; meet fellow carers; have free hand massages and talk to health trainers. Read more...
News
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. 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...

As we get older, or have a health problem, it can be more difficult to move about and do the things we are used to, like getting out of a chair, or taking a bath.

There are lots of ways of helping with mobility. Have a look at these pages for quick links to help:

If you feel you need more help and advice with your mobility, you can contact Social Services

  

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As we get older, or have a health problem, it can be more difficult to move around at home.

If you feel you need to have your home adapted to help you stay independent, take a look at these quick links for help

 

If you feel you need more help and advice with your mobility, you can contact Social Services

 

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Shopping and cleaning can get more difficult as we get older or we've had a bout of illness.

Have a look at these pages on People First for ideas for how you can get help:

 

If you feel you need more help and advice about getting help with shopping or cleaning, you can contact Social Services

 

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Being discharged from hospital can be a worrying time, but there is a lot of help available when you get home to support you.

Have a look at:

 

If you feel you need more help and advice about support after leaving hospital, you can contact Social Services

 

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If you feel you're having problems with drinking, drug use or addiction, or you're worried about someone else's drug or alcohol use, there are many ways to get help and support.

Please have a look at our pages on:

 

If you feel you need more help and advice about alcohol or drug use, you can contact Social Services

 

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It's not unusual, particularly as we get older, for the odd name or word to slip our memory, or forget where we have put things. It can be frustrating and annoying, but usually it's only a mild nuisance.

If you feel that lapses of memory are becoming more frequent either for you or someone you know, it could be an early sign of a more serious problem. Whilst not necessarily a problem, it's a good idea to find out more. Have a look at these pages:

 

If you feel you need more help and advice about memory loss or dementia, you can contact Social Services

 

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If you are a carer you may be entitled to support from your local council. This might be available even if the person who you look after is not themselves eligible for support from the council. 

There are a whole range of support options if you are a carer, Find out more here:


If you feel you need more help and advice about caring for, or looking after someone, you can contact Social Services

 

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The Freedom Pass for older people is funded by your local council and gives free travel on most public transport in London, 24 hours a day.

You may also be eligible for a Freedom Pass if you have a disability, whatever your age.

To find out if you might be eligible, and how to apply for, or renew a Freedom Pass, have a look at this page:


If you feel you need more help and advice about your mobility or transport issues, you can contact Social Services

 

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A person with some form of learning disability will know that everyday activities like work, education and jobs around the house can be a challenge.

For lots of information about learning disabilities, what they are, and how to get support, have a look at these pages:

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If you feel you need more help and advice about learning disability issues, you can contact Social Services

 

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People of different ages and abilities have needs which can pose different financial strains. Financial problems can make you feel worried, stressed or anxious so it's important to understand what's available to help you financially.

Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to different benefits and concessions.

Have a look at our pages on money and benefits to make sure you are getting the right entitlements, and also other support services:

 

If you feel you need more help and advice about financial issues, you can contact Social Services

 

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