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The number of smokers plunges to the lowest in 40-years
The number of smokers plunges to the lowest in 40-years
The number of smokers in Britain has plunged to just 17.2 per cent, down from 2010, when more than 20 per cent of people still smoked and the lowest it has been in 40-years.
WARMTH - Groundwork
WARMTH - Groundwork
Would you like to get help with your wellbeing and energy costs? Do you find it difficult to cope with your energy bills? Do you live in Kensington & Chelsea? Book a visit with Groundwork which will provide guidance on efficient energy usage in the home, understanding heating systems and free installation of small energy measures. Additionally it can connect you to further external services on offer with supported access to grants and funding for larger home improvements where applicable
Check that smoke alarm
Check that smoke alarm
The London Fire Brigade is asking residents to check their smoke alarms and fit one if they haven't already done so. This advice comes on the heels of a recent fire in Shepherd's Bush started by a faulty tumble drier. They also want to reach those most at risk so their homes can be assessed and smoke alarms installed where needed, and officers are able to give important fire safety advice - all free of charge.
Are you a Carer...
Are you a Carer...
who does not qualify for Carer's Allowance? You may still qualify for another benefit, that can top up your National Insurance, and allow you to claim a full state pension when you retire.
Take up Tai Chi or carry your shopping to reduce falls, older people told
Take up Tai Chi or carry your shopping to reduce falls, older people told
Older people should carry shopping or take up tai chi in a bid to stave off falls, experts have said. Gardening and dance classes could also help improve strength and balance, according to the Centre for Ageing Better.
How healthy am I? Take the official One You test
How healthy am I? Take the official One You test
Just one in ten middle aged adults are living healthy lifestyles, new research by the government has found. The study by Public Health England (PHE) found 83 percent of 40 to 60 year-olds are either drinking too much, are inactive or are overweight. And PHE is encouraging people to take their interactive online quiz to see how their health compares - with people given a rating out of ten and advice on how they can be healthier.
Happiness depends on health and friends, not money
Happiness depends on health and friends, not money
Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates.
Keep on working into old age for the good of your health
Keep on working into old age for the good of your health
Older people should consider working until their 70s for the good of their health, the chief medical officer will pronounce today in new advice to today's baby boomers. Prof Dame Sally Davies will tell those aged 50 to 70 that they are better off staying in work, or else taking up new hobbies to keep physically and mentally active in retirement.
Fire Safety
Fire Safety
Residents are being encouraged to check their smoke alarms and fit one if they haven't already done so. The advice, from the London Fire Brigade (LFB), comes after a recent fire in Shepherd's Bush started by a faulty tumble drier.
MacMillan Cancer Care Navigator
MacMillan Cancer Care Navigator
Macmillan Cancer Support and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are working together to deliver a better experience for people with cancer in north west London.