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Accessible toilets

This is a list of the accessible toilets we know about in the city. Please comment on this page to let us know if we have it wrong.  If you have bladder or bowel problems and need to go urgently,…

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…

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…

The importance of exercise as you get older

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic, and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They're paying a…

Keeping your weight up in later life

As you get older, you may start to lose weight, either through illness or loss of appetite. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important, and there are steps you can take to gain weight healthily. If you're underweight or have lost weight suddenly or…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds…

Meals, nutrition and feeding

Good nutrition is vital for health and wellbeing. It's particularly important for someone who is recovering from an illness. Eating only a limited diet or not getting enough food can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can be caused by: some diseases,…

Transport and getting around with mobility issues

Although mobility problems make it harder to get around, transport has been getting more accessible for disabled and elderly people over the years. Find out how you can get help: Accessing public transport Getting discounts on public transport Getting NHS…

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You…