National Parks Week 2017

National Parks Week It’s National Parks Week and we’ve been checking out the National Parks website for accessible activities in the UK’s most beautiful surroundings.  Whilst we don’t have the space to list them all here, we’ve selected a few of our favourites from around the UK. Brecon Beacons Brecon Mountain Railway.  A narrow gauge steam train...

Dementia Awareness

About Dementia Dementia is a common problem, usually occurring in people over the age of 65 years. Dementia in itself is not a disease, but is a collection of symptoms caused by certain conditions. Symptoms Dementia has numerous symptoms associated with a decline in brain function, including • memory loss • thinking speed • mental...

Dangerous plants

Dangerous plants We are lucky in the UK that we have few dangerous plants.  Most plants are harmless; however, some do sting, scratch or are poisonous. Keep your family safe by reading the guide to plant hazards on the NHS website. See our pointers below: Giant hogweed Giant hogweed can be a big danger; causing...

Wheelchair service review – public briefing

Improving Hampshire Wheelchair Service for local people The NHS organisations (Clinical Commissioning Groups) that buy wheelchair services on behalf of local people are reviewing these services.  The review started in January 2017 and is looking at how the service can be improved by studying how it’s currently working and talking to service users/carers/parents/referrers. With the...
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