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Coronavirus - easy read and accessible advice

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their advice on the coronavirus. They have also produced an easy read version of advice about staying at home.  Mencap have published multiple pieces of easy read advice about coronavirus, including  social distancing and staying…

Coronavirus - advice for people with pre-existing conditions

A number of support organisations are offering advice on the coronavirus for people with pre-existing health conditions. Allergy UK: Advice for those with allergies Alzheimer's UK: Advice for those living with dementia and their families Asthma UK: What to do if you have asthma Bladder…

Coronavirus: Accessing dental care

Dental practices across Rutland will start a phased return to routine appointments and dental care from 8th June 2020. Urgent dental care treatment sites will stay open until the phased return is complete, so you may need to travel. If you have a dental problem,…

Preventing falls: ensuring a safe home environment

Take a look around your home for things that may cause you to trip, slip or fall and address them to make your home safer. Steps you could take to make your home as safe as possible could include: Ensuring floors are clear of trailing…

Preventing falls: looking after yourself

Anyone can experience a fall. However, as you age, your risk of falling increases. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to minimise those risks. The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has produced a useful guide on living well…

What to do if someone falls

Should you fall, knowing how to get back up again safely could help to minimise the impact. This knowledge could also enable you to help someone else who has fallen. If you are not injured and want to try to get up: Take your time.…

Boosting your health

The government has recently launched their Better Health campaign, with the aim of encouraging millions of adults to kick start their health and reduce their risk of serious illness, including COVID-19. As well as the tips and links found on the Better Health site, there are plenty…

Mental Health and Wellbeing

It is common for people to experience changes in mood, stress levels and emotions, especially at times of change or when their physical health is impaired. Depending on the issues, there are many sources of support available. Some of these are listed below. Please be…

Staying independent

Listed below is some of the support available to help you remain healthy, happy and independent in and out of the home. Please be aware that some services mentioned are on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.

Do you want to hear about the latest health and care research, or get involved yourself?

Read the latest findings  Read Healthwatch Rutland’s latest report which looks at how people with long term or multiple conditions experience care in Rutland GP surgeries Check out the latest results from the national GP Patient survey which highlights patient experience of general practice services.…
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