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General Well Being

Health and lifestyle advice

This page will give you information on maintaining your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Useful advice

Are falls a problem?

As people get older, keeping active can help them remain independent for as long as possible. Improving strength and balance can prevent falls and keep people from slowing down, so that they can keep living More…

Persistent pain? - the Pain Toolkit can hep.

The Pain ToolkitFor people who live with persistent pain A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. The Pain Toolkit is a simple More…

Persistent health condition? Self Care toolkit can help.

The Self Care Toolkit is for people who live with persistent health conditions such as arthritis or diabetes.  This self-management toolkit is a simple information booklet that could provide you More…

Have you thought about walking more?

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for More…

Am I losing my hearing?

The RNID website hase some pointers that might indicate you are losing your hearing.

I think I am losing my hearing - what should I do?

Hearing loss, which is also known as hard of hearing, or hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear, which might occur in one or both ears. Deafness More…

Tinnitus - what can I do about it?

Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source. It's often described as "ringing in the ears", although several sounds More…

The difference between Residential Care and Nursing Care homes

You may choose to go into a care home (sometimes called residential home) if you can no longer manage in your own home. Services you should expect at a care More…

Support for disability sports

There are several organisations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level. Active Gloucestershire Disability Sport section provides you with all the information you need to More…

Why is my hearing going?

Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. Action on Hearing Loss estimates that there are more than More…

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