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Getting Online

Listed below are some resources to help you get online, stay safe online, and make the most of being online. Please be aware that some services mentioned are on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.

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,…

The Housing Options Service

Preventing Homelessness If you face the threat of becoming homeless, you need to make every effort to resolve your housing difficulties. The Council has limited housing resources and most people who become homeless are not entitled to the highest priority for rehousing. If you need…

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.…

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…

Get Help Tackling Loneliness

It's ok to feel lonely, particularly at a time like this. Don't suffer in silence, we can all help each other stay connected. Throughout December, the Let’s Talk Loneliness advent calendar is sharing practical advice, inspiring stories, and support routes to encourage people to take…

Making Your Voice Heard: Independent advocacy for adults

The Council will involve you in any decisions made about you and your care and support. If you are unable to or have difficulty being involved, then an independent advocate might be needed.
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