Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a history of them in your family. If you are aged 40 -74 and have a Dudley GP you are eligible for a NHS Health Check.
Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect. Abuse is not normal and never ok. Being abused means a person is being deliberately hurt by someone else. If you are concerned about a child, young person or adult report it to Dudley Safeguarding.
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Not everyone who has an a illness or a disability need ongoing 'social care services' which in any event can only be provided to people who meet our eligibility criteria. However, there are a number of other services which are available to help people to avoid or delay needing this help and to remain fully independent for as long as possible. This also benefits family members who are offering support.
Heat waves can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic disease. In a severe heat wave you may get dehydrated and your body may overheat, leading to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. At the link below are some precautions that we can all take to stay safe in the sun.
More young people experience problems caused by too much drinking than through drugs. Most young people who experiment with drugs do not go on to use them on a permanent basis. Drug and alcohol misuse by adults in a household can seriously affect the care and well being of children.
Anyone can experience domestic violence. It can happen in all kinds of relationships and for many different reasons regardless of age, race, sex, sexuality, disability or wealth. Children are very much the silent victims of domestic violence and can be affected in serious and long lasting ways.
By universal services we mean the kind of things that are available to all citizens across the borough. You do not need to come to adult social care services to use these. Follow the link below for more on these or look at the Dudley community information directory where hundreds of groups, agencies and services have listed their details.
Dudley Council is committed to helping borough residents keep warm and snug in their homes, particularly through the winter months. Listed at the link below is a range of information about schemes, initiatives and programmes all aimed at helping keep people warm and healthy at home.
Healthwatch England makes sure that the overall views and experiences of people who use health and social care services are heard and taken seriously at a local and national level. Healthwatch England leads and supports the Healthwatch network, made up of 152 community-focused local Healthwatch.
See what is happening around the borough of Dudley - you will be surprised just how much is happening right by you. Search for courses, restaurants and events which are happening near you. Find out about healthy hubs within the borough.
Staying active is good for your health. From walking to rowing, or swimming to exercise classes there’s lots of activities to get you moving more. Discover the range of services that are offered to everyone living or working in the borough and get great advice, hints and tips about staying healthy.
Quitting dramatically increases your chances of living a longer life. It takes just 20 minutes for your body to start healing once you quit smoking, repairing the damage done by all those years of smoking.