Healthier options takeaway reaches 150 outlet milestone

The 150th food outlet has signed up to a healthy food scheme organised by Nottinghamshire County Council. Working in partnership with district and borough councils across Nottinghamshire, the county council has given a warm welcome to JM’s fish diner in Bassetlaw which has signed up for the Healthier Options Takeaway (HOT) scheme. Healthier options takeaways…

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Engineering job boost for Hucknall young man with autism

A Hucknall young man with autism has embarked on an engineering career thanks to a local business and support from Nottinghamshire County Council. Scott Brown, 19, has been working for Miric Engineering Ltd, which produces hydraulic parts for earthmoving equipment, cranes, fork lift trucks and other uses, for the last 10 months. He completed his…

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Driver training for older Derbyshire motorists

Older motorists in Derbyshire are being invited to take advantage of training sessions aimed at keeping them safer for longer behind the wheel. Places are still available on upcoming sessions lasting 90 minutes, they cover: eyesight hearing seatbelts drink driving hazard perception vehicle adaptations and driving assessments Derbyshire’s  Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure,…

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Six out of ten Notts abuse reports affect older people

Almost six out of ten adult abuse reports to Nottinghamshire County Council relate to people aged over 65 according to 2017/18 figures. There were 2,786 abuse reports relating to people aged over 65 in 2017/18, 1,575 warranted further enquiries with people by the Council, and examples of abuse include physical, sexual, financial and neglect. The…

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How loneliness can impact your physical health

The UK is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. Recent research from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a staggering 10 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds regularly feel lonely – three times the amount of Brits over 64. Health professionals have even called for loneliness to be deemed a public health hazard…

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What to do after a dementia diagnosis

Free guide to download – what to do after a dementia diagnosis helps you to understand clearly how to move on with life after this news… There is no right or wrong reaction to a diagnosis of dementia. Your loved one is likely to experience a wide range of emotions. This may vary from relief…

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Care for Carers

Being a carer requires a lot of physical and emotional energy. Here we have put together some coping techniques… Working in care requires a lot of physical and emotional energy, not to mention unwavering patience and compassion. As rewarding as it is, care work can be incredibly draining and at times quite stressful. Like anyone…

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Breakthrough; A Migraine Drug that works – Trial Finds

A new migraine treatment, the first for 20 years, could halve the number of debilitating attacks suffered by patients who have exhausted all other treatments. Last year a major clinical trial showed weekly injections of the drug, Erenumab, resulted in sufferers having three to four fewer “migraine days” per month. The latest study looked at…

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