Caring for someone


Caring for older relatives

Looking after an older disabled relative can have practical, financial and emotional challenges. But help and support is available. The Carers Trust answers some of your common questions on where to find practical and emotional support. I’ve just started to care for an older relative. What help can I get? Even though you might see yourself as […]

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Fitness advice for wheelchair users

As a wheelchair user, getting active will bring you important health benefits and can help you manage daily life, too. Regular aerobic exercise – the kind that raises your heart rate and causes you to break a sweat – and muscle-strengthening exercise are just as important for the health and wellbeing of wheelchair users as […]

Foods to avoid if you’re over 65

Older people are at higher risk of food poisoning. And, some foods are more likely to cause food poisoning than others. Here’s advice on which foods to avoid or be careful with when you’re over 65. Some foods can cause food poisoning if they’re contaminated with certain bugs. While most healthy people recover from food poisoning […]

Making sense of your medicines

To get the best results from your medicines, it’s important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days. Get advice from your pharmacist or GP if you are having any side effects that bother you. […]

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Celebrate Carers Week 2017

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. The theme this year is ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities. To mark this year’s Carers Week, organisations and groups across Havering are hosting various activities and events. If you […]

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who, because of age, physical or other disability, cannot manage at home without help. The type of care they provide may range from personal care such as toileting, washing and feeding to visiting shopping and housework. They can live in the same household or […]

How to get help and contact adult social care

If you need some help or are not sure what kind of help you need, you can call us and have a chat. We will do our best to guide you towards the right kind of support for you. You can call us on behalf of a friend or relative but we will need to […]

Living with hearing loss

Need help reading this page? Use BrowseAloud (the orange circle) in the corner of our website to change the colour schemes, alter the text size or have the information read aloud to you. For help using BrowseAloud, read about how you can make the most of the orange circle on our accessibility page. What are […]

Living with a sight impairment

Need help reading this page? Use BrowseAloud (the orange circle) in the corner of our website to change the colour schemes, alter the text size or have the information read aloud to you. For help using BrowseAloud, read about how you can make the most of the orange circle on our accessibility page. What are sensory […]

Being a carer: a day in the life

To mark this year’s Carer’s Rights Day, our carers of Havering have been celebrating by sharing their stories and experiences of being a carer, helping us to raise awareness of the importance in recognising you are a carer. To celebrate Carer’s Right’s Day in Havering, the local authority hosted a Carers Forum – Carer’s Right […]

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