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Westminster Time Credits Overview
Westminster Time Credits Overview
Westminster Time Credits are a community currency that recognises and celebrates the valuable time people give to their community and encourages more new people to get involved in volunteering.
Why staying calm is the secret to ageing well
Why staying calm is the secret to ageing well
As we get older our physical and mental abilities are no longer as sharp as they were, but it doesn't have to be that way. Research suggests that the way we live our lives - our diets, our exercise regimes - can have a big impact on how we age. And it's not just about the things we do to age well, it's also about the things we avoid.
What too little sleep does to your brain and body
What too little sleep does to your brain and body
Nearly 40% of us get less than seven hours of sleep a night. What does too little sleep does to your brain and body?. They suffer.
Anti-social behaviour and hate crime Project
Anti-social behaviour and hate crime Project
Victim Support are running a project in Kensington and Chelsea to raise awareness and support victims of anti-social behaviour and hate crime. We can help advocate for victims, put you in touch with the right agencies, support you emotionally with the impact and provide a safe place for you to come and talk.
RNIB's Talking Book Service is free, to celebrate the service's 80th Anniversary
RNIB's Talking Book Service is free, to celebrate the service's 80th Anniversary
The RNIB are celebrating the 80th Anniversary of their Talking Book Service and to mark this special occasion will be providing their Talking Book Service for free for all current and future memberships of the Service
New CNWL Single Point of Access for Mental Health Services
New CNWL Single Point of Access for Mental Health Services
The new CNWL Single Point of Access was launched on 3rd November 2015. This is a one-stop entry point into working age adult secondary community mental health services for patients living in the North West London boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.
Online brain training 'helps older adults with everyday tasks'
Online brain training 'helps older adults with everyday tasks'
Brain training - playing online games that give memory and reasoning skills a workout - is beneficial for older people, a large-scale study has concluded.
Scam mail victims lose more than £1,000 each
Scam mail victims lose more than £1,000 each
Victims of scam mail have an average age of 74 and have typically lost more than £1,000, investigators have confirmed. Teams of officers working for National Trading Standards (NTS) identified 10,843 victims in the year to April. The average loss was £1,184 - about £13m in total - but officers think hidden losses are much higher.
Vision really matters
Vision really matters
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
Harmful drinking among middle-class over-50s is a 'hidden phenomenon'
Harmful drinking among middle-class over-50s is a 'hidden phenomenon'
People over 50 who are healthy and highly educated are more at risk of harmful drinking than less well-off peers, says research.