May 4th - 10th is Deaf Awareness Week where the aim is to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.
Metro Blind Sport is a London based charity, creating fun, sporting opportunities for blind and partially sighted individuals, regardless of age or ability.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have launched a "Residents booklet" to help residents and businesses of the borough through this pandemic. You can read the Leader of the Council's message and download the booklet
Each year there is a specific theme for World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is to support nurses and midwives because of the contribution they make in making the world a healthier place.
On 5th April 1920, hundreds of blind and partially sighted people from across the country began a march to London in the name of equality.
A blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptom of the disease has been developed by scientists. The test is based on a type of DNA that is shed by tumours into the bloodstream known as cell-free DNA (cfDNA). The researchers said this method can not only tell whether someone has cancer, but also the type of cancer they have.
Food parcels are being distributed to Kensington and Chelsea’s most vulnerable residents after the borough’s COVID-19 Hub started operating.
The facility has been set up by the Council to prepare and deliver Government packages of food and drink to people classified as “clinically vulnerable” who have to be shielded at home for 12 weeks, particularly those without support networks in place who don’t have someone who can get shopping or medical supplies for them.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we understand that this may be a very difficult time for carers to carry out shopping tasks. Many stores are now offering priority shopping for vulnerable people and the elderly.
Sign Language Week is 16 – 22 March 2020. Health Advice is hard to come by in sign language. It’s one of the reasons that Deaf people are more likely to be undiagnosed, or poorly treated, for a range of health conditions.