Health and Beauty
  • Helping the homeless in a more structured way

    Streetwise donations

    December 14, 2018

    Aylesbury Vale District Council is supporting the national campaign ‘Have a Heart, Give Smart’, which aims to raise awareness of homelessness and street begging and to provide alternative options to giving money directly to those on the street. Although begging and homelessness can be linked, not all rough sleepers beg or vice versa, says the […]

  • NHS winter slogan

    Stay well in winter

    December 10, 2018

    In a new approach for winter 2018/19, a GP Winter Champion and a Winter System Director are joining forces to reduce the seasonal pressures that Bucks’ health and social care services face every year. Their aim is to ensure all health and care professionals in the county – including social services, GPs, hospitals, ambulance services, mental health […]

  • Enjoying life in later years

    Care choices explained

    December 1, 2018

    A new, updated, independent care services directory has been published which gives readers crucial information on how to find, and pay for, care services throughout Buckinghamshire. If people are growing concerned about care options, or just want some more information on what the choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help understand […]

  • Kooth - a new approach to mental health counselling

    Mental health support

    October 25, 2018

    Kooth is a new online counselling service supporting young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. The online service can help young people avoid the stigma sometimes associated with seeking help. Oxford Health NHS FT, lead mental health provider in Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire County Council and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, have commissioned XenZone, provider of online counselling services, to […]

  • It's the time of the year again for flu jabs

    Flu and you…

    October 15, 2018

    As the nights draw in it’s time to think about how to stay fit and healthy during the winter months. One of the best ways is to get the flu vaccine, says Buckinghamshire County Council. Flu is an unpleasant illness that can knock even very healthy people right off their feet and it can also […]

  • The event hall for Access All Areas

    Healthy interest

    September 25, 2018

    Staying healthy is important to everyone but getting the information you need is not always easy – especially if you have a learning disability or autism. So it’s not surprising that the ‘Access All Areas’ event, held recently at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, was such a success. The first event of its kind in the Buckinghamshire attracted nearly 250 […]