Spring into summer Helping older people stay safe and well this summer

The warmer summer months are the time for getting outdoors, having picnics and barbeques, enjoying the warm weather and relaxing in the sunshine. The higher temperatures and a stronger sunshine can pose some serious health risks though, particularly to older people. During the fantastic summer of 2018, many older people struggled to keep cool and it’s vital that some precautionary measures are taken to keep safe and well in the warmer months. Dudley Council is running a summer campaign – ‘spring into summer’, this summer, which aims to help older people stay safe, well, healthy and happy over the warmer, months. An information booklet will list hints and tips to stay well, as well as services and organisations that can help people keep healthy, in touch with other people, avoiding feeling isolated and happy this summer. Look out for the booklet at pharmacies, libraries and other local pick up points. Find out more at...

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Carers Week June 2019

Dudley Carers Hub is helping highlight the issue of isolation for unpaid carers this National Carers Week. Carers Week runs from 10 to 16 June and this year is focusing upon ‘Getting carers connected’ to support services, information and advice, as well as to family and friends. One in three carers reports feeling lonely and isolated, cut off from friends and family. Dudley Carers Hub, based on Wellington Road, Dudley opened its doors in June 2018. It has since helped hundreds of carers living in Dudley Borough to find vital information, access advice and practical support...

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