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Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to…

Extra care housing

Extra care housing is self-contained flats within a communal housing scheme that enable people who require extra support, to continue to live independently with flexible support and the security of 24/7 emergency response and care from on-site staff. Most of…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live…

Fitness advice for wheelchair users

As a wheelchair user, getting active will bring you important health benefits and can help you manage daily life, too. Regular aerobic exercise - the kind that raises your heart rate and causes you to break a sweat - and…

Foot care for older people

You're more prone to foot problems like corns, blisters and foot infections in later life as the skin becomes thinner and less elastic.  But painful or uncomfortable feet aren't a natural part of ageing, and can be alleviated. If you're having trouble looking after…

Health Services

If you are ill but it is not an emergency, you can phone 111 for expert medical advice. If you are worried about your health, you can ask your local pharmacist or visit NHS Choices to explore your symptoms and…

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme

If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme…

Help with travel and transport

In many cases, children with disabilities, older people and adults with disabilities will be able to get help with their travel costs. If you are unable to use buses, trams and trains, other help may be available.  People with health…