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'Going dry for a month boosted my health'

As someone who drank no more than a couple of glasses of wine a day, Joanna did not see herself as a heavy drinker. But one day, she realised that "wine o'clock" had become more of a habit than a pleasure. She gave up alcohol…

10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity…

Care Act 2014 and the pets of people taken into hospital

FROM THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT Legal situation Until 2014 section 48 of the National Assistance Act 1948 has provided for local authorities (LA) to make provision for the protection of property (e.g. pets) of people who are taken into hospital. This means they must board…

'Planning our meals was key to saving'

Rob Finch thought he was running a pretty tight ship until he did the Eat4Cheap challenge and shaved nearly 20% off the family's weekly shopping bill. Eat4Cheap is more than just a money-saving challenge, it's an attempt to demonstrate that eating healthily is cheaper than…

Community Activities and Support Services - Factsheet

There are lots of community based activities and support services that can help you stay well and maintain your independence. This factsheet provides information about some of the key services available and where you can find more details. It can be downloaded and printed.  …

'Share your care' - connected care system in Adult Social Care

'Share your Care,' locally known as 'Connected Care', is a secure IT system for sharing information about a service user's medical conditions and needs across health and social care organisations. The system enables instant, secure access to patient and social care records across Berkshire, for professionals involved…

Scams and how to avoid them

Scams come in many forms; unwanted contact can be received by email, letter, and telephone or in person making false promises to con victims out of money. There are numerous scams but the most common are fake lotteries, deceptive prize draws or sweepstakes, clairvoyants, computer…

Have another drink: The important of hydration

Hydration is a key component of maintaining a healthy body system. Last summer an increase in E. coli blood stream infections (BSIs) suggested that there may be a link between dehydration and increased numbers of urinary tract infections, which in turn led to higher numbers…

Social and Activity Clubs

There's no need to feel lonely and isolated at home - there are lots of social and activity clubs which provide opportunities for you to get out, meet new friends and take part in activities you enjoy. Many clubs and groups are for people of…

Do you have a community equipment loaned by the Council or NHS you no longer need?

If so, please call 0844 893 6960 Monday to Friday - 8:40 am to 4:30 pm NRS will collect it FREE of charge Not returning equipment costs social services and the NHS thousands of pounds every year.  This money could be used to make sure…