Service user resources

Flu vaccine

Flu Vaccine

NHS England are once again providing the flu vaccine free of charge for all care staff. The vaccination is also available to those of us aged over 65 and people with certain health conditions. Flu is a serious illness for people in vulnerable circumstances.  Getting the flu vaccine helps to protect those who get the […]

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heatwave care advice

Heatwave care advice

A Heatwave Level 2 Heatwave warning was issued for our area for between 0000 on Saturday 17th July 2021 and 0000 on Tuesday 20 July.  This means that temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable adults, particularly the very young and older people and those with […]

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Know the signs of stroke and what to do

Signs of stroke and what to do

Do you know the signs of stroke and what to do?  Every five minutes someone in the UK has a Stroke.  It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time, changing lives in an instant.  The covid pandemic has seen a significant fall in admissions and 1,413 excess deaths from stroke between 21 March […]

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Cold Weather

Cold weather advice for caring

With temperatures dropping it is important to take heed of cold weather advice for caring.  We need to think about how to look after ourselves and others.  For those of us who venture out, staying safe in cold weather means allowing extra time for any journeys, driving safely and slowly, wearing appropriate warm clothing including […]

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Flood Safety Advice

Flood Safety

The first Flood Safety step we should all take is to find out if in an area at risk from flooding.  For those who are, it is sensible to sign up for flood warnings – you will be phone, email or text when flooding is expected. There are 3 levels of flood warning: Flood alert […]

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Dementia Friendly Cinema

Dementia Friendly Cinema

Regal Picturehouse in Henley-on-Thames is a Dementia Friendly Cinema.  Once a month they have Dementia-Friendly Screening.  The cinema is open to all but especially for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers.  There is a chance to socialise for 30 minutes before the film and enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits. During the film, […]

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Voting

Supporting people to vote

At Gardiner’s we feel that supporting people to vote  is important.  Ahead of the General Election on 12th December, this post provides information about supporting people to vote and how to make the provess easier. Registering to vote The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is midnight on 26 November.  Gardiner’s can […]

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Virtual Reality Dementia Experience

Dementia Experience

A Walk Through Dementia from Alzheimer’s Research is a Virtual Reality Dementia Experience using an App on your smart phone to put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia.  It demonstrates some of the symptoms that pose challenges to many people living with dementia using everyday situations: A trip to the supermarket Being […]

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power of attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)? Do you know what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is and have you thought about whether you should get one? At some point in the future you may not be able to make your own decisions.  A LPA allows you to appoint someone to make decisions […]

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Attendance allowance

Attendance allowance

Attendance allowance is available to all aged over 65 that need daily help with personal care (washing, dressing or eating) due to an illness or disability.   To qualify you don’t actually have to be paying for help with care and it is up to you what you spend the money on. Attendance allowance – […]

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Talking newspaper

Talking Newspaper

A Talking Newspaper audio version of The Henley Standard Newspaper is available free of charge to anyone registered blind or partially sighted.  It is also available to people who can’t read the paper themselves for a different reason, such as being unable to hold the paper or turn pages. The Henley and District Talking Newspaper is […]

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Stay safe at home

Stay safe at home

With darker evenings upon us, stay safe at home. Thames Valley Police are reminding us all to take basic home security measures to help ensure that we stay safe at home. Tips to help you stay safe at home. Reduce the chance of your house being targeted: Invest in a timer light switch.  Vary the […]

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