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Accessible breaks, activities and day trips

As anyone with a disability or their carer will know, planning an outing requires forward planning. Checking whether the destination is accessible for disabled people, whether it can cater to specific dietary requirements, and planning how you will travel all needs to be done in…

Care and Support - The Care Act 2014

The Care Act From April 2015, changes took effect to care and support in England. The Care Act will help to make care and support more consistent across the country. Care and support 'Care and support' is the term used to describe the help some…

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service - Carbon monoxide & camping leaflet

The carbon monoxide from a dabldy adjusted camping light or stove can kill.  Barbecues in enclosed spaces are lethal too.  See the leaflet for more information 

Cheshire West and Chester - Care and Support Directory 2018/19

The aim of this Directory is to support the implementation of the Care Act by providing Cheshire West and Chester residents with details of activities and services which are locally available to meet their social care needs. These might include extra care housing and domiciliary…

Get Yourself Active

Overall aim of the project ‘’To support disabled people and people with a long term health condition to access the sport and leisure opportunities of their choice, within their community.’’ A Sport England funded project led by Disability Rights UK & delivered locally by Cheshire…

NHS Choices - 'I think everyone should volunteer'

Medical student Andrew Tindall shares his experiences volunteering in a retirement home, where many of the elderly residents have dementia. If there's something familiar about Andrew, it might because you've seen him in your living room. In 2012, the then 16-year-old starred on the BBC's Young…

NHS Choices - A guide for disabled festival-goers

Many of the UK's big music festivals provide facilities and staff to assist disabled people. These include accessible toilets and campsites, parking for disabled customers, viewing platforms and welfare support. Planning ahead is the key to staying safe and healthy during your festival, says Suzanne Bull, chief…

NHS Choices - Free family activities

Kids have lots of opportunities on holiday to run around and get plenty of exercise. Here are some ideas for healthy activities that cost little or nothing. Physical activity is essential for your child's health. It helps them develop strong bones and muscles, maintain a healthy weight and promotes their independence.…

NHS Choices - How to volunteer

Volunteering is a rewarding way to use your spare time. There are many people, charities and organisations who could benefit from your support. First of all, decide what kind of volunteering would suit you. Think about the sort of organisation you'd like to volunteer for, the activities you'd like…

NHS Choices - Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds of thousands of elderly people…
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