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Self-help therapies

Self-help therapy has some advantages over professional face-to-face counselling. It's convenient, cheap and you can do it in your own time and when it suits you. Self-help therapy can also be a useful first step if you are unsure whether or not to seek further…

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Top up payments leaflet from WBC

If we identify that the most appropriate way of meeting your assessed needs is through a Care Home placement, then when developing your support plan we will calculate a rate, called your agreed personal budget, with which we can provide accommodation to meet your needs. If…

Transition planning for disabled young people

Until the age of 18, the care of children with long-term health conditions is the responsibility of child health and social care services. From 18, they are usually the responsibility of adult services. Between the ages of 16 and 18, the child will start a…

Walnut Close Care Home leaflet

Walnut Close residential care home provides support for up to 35 residents over the age of 65. We have 24 beds for with age related frailties plus an 11 bedded secure setting for those living with dementia. View our leaflet.  To find out more about…

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as: heart disease diabetes kidney disease stroke If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs…

What is the Mental Capacity Act?

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over. Examples of people who may…

Willows Edge Care Home leaflet

Willows Edge specialises in providing nursing care for people usually over the age of 65 who may be physically frail or have been diagnosed with dementia. This purpose built home offers 38 permanent beds, and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Newbury town…

Your NHS Health Check guide

What is an NHS Health Check? The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling - but preventable - illnesses. Think of your NHS Health…
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