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Weather Warnings

The Met Office regularly update their website with weather warnings for the United Kingdom.

On 07/12/17 the following was issued;

Level 3 cold weather alert

A Level 3 cold weather alert has been issued from the Met office from 0900 on Thursday 07 Dec and 0800 on Tuesday 12 Dec in South East England. This means that there is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow during this time.

It will be cold throughout the day and night with biting winds. Weather is expected to remain very cold over the weekend and beyond the current alert period. Further updates will be provided if there are any changes.

Temperatures are likely to drop to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable adults, particularly older people, those with long term conditions and those living in cold homes.

Age UK has produced this guide to keeping warm and well this winter.

Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day 17

CRD RGBCarers Rights Day Friday 24th November 2017 #carersrightsday
This year’s national theme for Carers Rights Day is titled “Make Connections, Get Support”. Carers Rights Day is all about helping carers to know their rights and find out how to get help and support.

“Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone” Carers UK.

Carers have a number of rights, including assessments, financial support, discounts and employment rights. The following information is based on what local carers have asked us about.

If you are a carer, a professional working with a carer or an employer and you have any questions about the following or anything else please contact us.

View / Download the following as a PDF.

Read more: Carers Rights Day

Easthampstead Surgery Open Day

Date: 02 Dec 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: Easthampstead Surgery, 23 Rectory Lann, Bracknell RG12 7BB

The NHS is running a campaign about self-care for life.

Come and join us for a cup of tea and a chat with our doctors and nurses about your care in the community.

Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional.

If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.

Come and have a chat with us where we can answer your questions about your care, look at community based providers that can help you and together we can promote self-care that will help you stay healthy for the whole of your life!

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Results of the SIGNAL Service Evaluation

The Ark Trust Ltd have been providing the SIGNAL service for adult unpaid carers providing support to adults in the local authority areas of Bracknell Forest and Windsor and Maidenhead since 1st April 2016. The service specification for the support commissioned also changed on this date. The service is now focused on the needs of the individual carer and identifying those the previous provider and the local authority were unaware of and those new to their caring role. The service provides a central point of contact, source of information and other activities such as training to support carers and will signpost carers to other specialist services, statutory or otherwise, for additional help and support. The service can provide more intensive 1-1 support during times of crisis or need but it is not commissioned to provide regular support groups or a befriending service.

Read more: Results of the SIGNAL Service Evaluation

Walk for Wellbeing at South Hill Park

Walk for Wellbeing - Every Thursday 2pm to 3pm

Meet outside main reception: South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

Fun, gentle, drop-in walk to promote mental wellbeing lead by a trained walk leader.

Come and get a breath of fresh air and explore some of the local area, all you need is a bottle of water and some comfortable shoes.

This group is provided free by Berkshire mental health chairy Sport in Mind for the benefit of local people.

Call: 07341 267740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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