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Eye Tests and Vision

It is really important for everyone to have regular eye tests but having an eye test might be a new or difficult experience for some people with a learning disability.There are lots of things that can be done to make this easier.It is a good…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at…

Falls and the risk of falling

If you find you’re often feeling dizzy or losing your balance it’s better to do something about it now, rather than risk losing your independence through a fall or trip. NHS Choices has really good advice, including a video to work out if you’re at…

Feeling depressed after childbirth

The baby blues During the first week after childbirth, many women get what's often called the 'baby blues'. Women can feel down or depressed at a time when they expect they should feel happy at having a baby to look after. 'Baby blues' are probably…

Financial Advice

Financial advice on funding your long-term care We all need a little unbiased, expert advice from time to time, and there’s no more important time than when you’re working out how to pay for long-term care – for yourself or a loved one. Find out…

Fire Safety

Keeping Safe Here are some simple things you can do to make your home as safe as possible: Home and Fire Safety You should have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Make sure you change the battery each year and test…

Flexible Working

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers.

Foetal alcohol syndrome

If a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks damaging her baby. Sometimes this can result in mental and physical problems in the baby, called foetal alcohol syndrome. This can occur because alcohol in the mother's blood passes to her baby through the placenta. The baby can't…

Funded Early Learning

Government funded childcare is available for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds. All eligible children are entitled to at least 570 hours of funded childcare each year.  In Sheffield we call this Funded Early Learning or FEL. FEL helps children…
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