Lastest News - 04/07/2018

Heatwave Warning

Tips for coping in hot weather

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool. 
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.
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Birthday Wishes

21/06/2018

Everyone  at Lavender Support Services would like to wish one of our longest serving carers a big happy 70th birthday for the 24th June.

Gladys Winch has been working for us for nearly 12 years now and is a very hardworking and passionate carer.Gladys has no intentions of retiring or slowing down yet, so we wish her a very happy birthday and would like to thank her for all she does, and heres to many more with us here at Lavender Support Services .

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Lavender Christmas Raffle 21/12/2017

09/03/2018

Kind Donations from the lavender support services office team helped to create a 'Pamper Hamper' full of goodies, which we then raffled off as the main prize to all of lavender support care workers .

 

 The lucky winner of the hamper was our home care worker Carmen Hoppe .

 

The total amount raised was a fantastic amount of £250 which we choose to donate to Cransley Hospice Trust as they have been great support to many of our service users and staff . 

 

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Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits

07/07/2016

15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests.

 

Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help with washing, dressing or eating.

 

 

Follow the link for the full BBC Story

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35411702

 

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Breakthrough on Alzheimer’s disease

01/07/2016

A MAJOR scientific breakthrough has caused researchers to hypothesise that Alzheimer’s disease starts when the brain believes it is under threat from bacteria and viruses.

 

Follow the link to the Daily Express article  -  

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/673714/breakthrough-researchers-have-found-what-causes-Alzheimer-s-disease

 

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