February is Heart month – a yearly campaign highlighting the importance of heart disease and the ways to reduce your risk. Data shows that just over 34% of Lambeth adults have higher than average blood pressure and left untreated it can be fatal.
Whether it’s for our own peace of mind, to help us feel more in control of our health, or for our loved ones, we know it’s important to stay on top of health checks, screenings and tests. But with so much on our plates, it’s also easy for important actions concerning our health to slip.
A new national campaign to encourage and support smokers to make a quit attempt this New Year. There is a range of support available locally in Lambeth for smokers seeking to quit.
The new national campaign seeks to capitalise on the New Year moment when smokers tend to be more motivated to quit, and promotes the many benefits of quitting.
Today, on Carers’ Rights Day, we seek to raise awareness of the entitlements and support available for unpaid carers in Lambeth, and make sure that more local carers know how to access their rights and get the support they need.
In the recent Lambeth Council consultation on the Carers Strategy, Lambeth carers were asked what local changes would make a difference to them.