Stay well this winter – keep active

A new website has recently been launched called Moving Medicine. The tool kit provided is an initiative by the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine, in partnership with Public Health England, Sport England and the Lottery Fund.

It is aimed at supporting primary care staff such as GP’s and Practice Nurses to have conversations about physical activity and its benefits on supporting & managing long term health conditions. We are sure it will also be of interest to homecare providers in helping to encourage some of the people they support to be as active as possible.

There is guidance on how to incorporate a discussion in to the space of 1 minutes; 5 minutes; or longer. Along with information graphs that people can take away.

Please click on the link to find out more https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

For Homecare Providers supporting people in the West of the County

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk own and maintain the Lily online Directory.

The Directory lists organisations, services and activities that help people to live healthy, active and independent lives. It is expanding to include more and more information relevant to adults of all ages.

The website will guide you to local events that Lily advisors are attending.  You can find this information on the Section: Lily in your community and by clicking on this link:   http://asklily.org.uk/kb5/westnorfolk/cd/community.page?communitychannel=12

You will also be able to find information about other local services and events on the Directory as well.

 

Helping the people you support keep warm this winter – Winter Fuel payments 2018-2019

Although the sun is still shining, the temperature is starting to drop. When the temperature drops to below 8C, some people, such as older people, are at increased risk of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Falls and injuries
  • Hypothermia.

Cold weather can also affect people with mental health conditions, such as depression and dementia.

You can help the older people you support in their home by advising them and their families to prepare for winter and through this blog we will assist you, by giving you tips and links to sources of information.

Heating a home is expensive, but if the people you are supporting were born on or before 5th November 1953, they could get between £100-£300 towards their bill. However, the deadline for claiming payments for Winter 2018 to 2019 is 31 March 2019. To find out more, please click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment

You, Me & Diabetes

Some of the people you help support may have been advised they are at risk of diabetes or are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

You, Me & Diabetes is a free to attend forum providing advice and support and will feature talks on:

  • What diabetes is & what causes it
  • What medicines are prescribed & how they work
  • Why people with mental ill health are more susceptible
  • Engaging young people living with diabetes
  • Living healthily with diabetes.

All are welcome, so whether you have diabetes, care for someone affected by diabetes, or have been advised you or someone you care for is at risk of diabetes this will be of interest to you.

The event will be held at the Kings Centre, 30 Queen Anne’s Road, Great Yarmouth NR31 0LE, on the  14th November 10am-4pm.  There will also be a marketplace of advice stalls and a few stands are available.

For further details please contact:  Howard Tidman:      Tel: 07557290169

Email: howard.tidman@nsft.nhs.uk

Or

Sarah Steele

Email: educationandtraining@carersmatternorfolk.gov