Archive for Month: January 2016

  • Good housing policies underpin life chances

    Last week the Prime Minister delivered an excellent speech on life chances and making sure everyone is society has the same opportunities to succeed. What we must not forget is that a good local housing policy that aims to keep families and communities together, that allows people to live in suitable accommodation (not over crowded,…

  • Dementia Helpline: 0800 500 3014

    Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to pass details of the Helpline on to people you know who are affected by Dementia? Some examples of who we have helped this month A Son called concerned about Mum, she is the main carer for Dad and is finding it hard to manage. She has…

  • Ageing well in the Sevenoaks District

    Healthy ageing in west Kent – your local guide’ is a new booklet with tips on staying well, aimed at people aged 70-plus in west Kent.  It is a companion booklet to ‘A practical guide to healthy ageing’, produced by NHS England with Age UK. Click here to download the booklet: http://www.westkentccg.nhs.uk/services/healthy-ageing-in-west-kent/ The easy-to-read booklet…

  • Are you recycling everything you can?

    So you’ve got a recycling routine that works for you. You know it inside and out and there’s not one empty plastic milk bottle or food can in sight in the kitchen – they’re all patiently waiting to be collected for recycling. The job is done! But is it really? A new survey from Recycle…