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Please find below a selection of useful and interesting articles, news and discussions. We want our clients to get the most from life and so try to stay up to date with what’s available locally and nationally.

Medicines

Are you taking medication? We’ve spoken to a number of people over the last few weeks who are concerned about the medicines they’re taking. Older people are particularly vulnerable to polypharmacy – that’s defined as being prescribed four or more medications, with one...

Fun ways to kick off the New Year

Time to blow away the cobwebs and feel the wind in your hair? Cycling without Age was launched in 2012 in Copenhagen by Ole Kassow to help older people get back on their bicycles. It is now up and running in 450 cities around the world and has recently launched in...

Staying at home

Most people would prefer to stay in their own home if at all possible and there are lots of practical things we can do to make living independently just that little bit easier. It might be that some quite small aids and adaptations make your home much easier to live...

Claim your Attendance Allowance!

You could get £55.65 or £83.10 a week to help with personal care because you’re physically or mentally disabled and you’re aged 65 or over. This is called Attendance Allowance. It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you...

Speak-Up against Cancer

Speak-Up against Cancer are on a mission to to get us all talking about the 'C' word to ensure that we are well educated on the warning signs and are accessing services at the first sign of concern. Early diagnosis makes such a difference. But so too does our...

Keeping warm and well as Autumn approaches

The August bank holiday seemed to herald the unofficial end of summer so weren’t we lucky to have such a good one this year - apparently the best since records began. We are somewhat in denial here at the Home & Company office but it’s hard not to admit that the...

Healthwalks – a great way to stay fit and socialise.

Do you know about the award-winning Healthwalks scheme Brighton & Hove?  There are 18 regular walks across the city and lengths range from under a mile (average walking time: 20 to 30 minutes) up to three miles (average walking time one and a half to two hours). They...

independence at the touch of a button

We’re fans of anything that helps people to stay living independently at home and Carelink is a great way to support independence. Many of our clients already use the service, wearing a simple pendant that you can press if you need help, or are simply feeling worried...

have your say on pharmacies in Brighton

Have your say about local pharmacies by completing the Community Survey for the Brighton & Hove Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. Brighton & Hove City Council wants to find out what you think about local pharmacies (also known as chemists) in the city, so that it can...

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