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Legal highs

Find out about the health risks of legal highs and when to seek medical help. Legal highs are substances that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine or cannabis. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive substances (NPS). Many of these drugs are…

Let's talk about sex

If your sex life isn't fulfilling, there are steps you can take to make it better. A good start is talking to your partner about how you feel about sex. Denise Knowles is a psychosexual therapist with Relate, a charity providing non-judgemental support around sex and…

LGBT paths to parenthood

The number of LGBT people becoming parents, or thinking about becoming parents, is increasing. If you're thinking about having children, here's an overview of the various routes to parenthood available to you. This page covers: donor insemination co-parenting adoption surrogacy trans and non-binary parents Donor…

Life with a disability

Disabled people are often talked about as though they form one group. But every disabled person faces different challenges and health conditions. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse…

Life with kidney disease

Kidney disease can affect many areas of your life, but there are ways of coping with the changes it brings. Whether you have mild kidney disease with no or few symptoms, or you're on dialysis because your kidneys have failed, life with kidney disease can…

Lifestyle tips for healthy teeth

Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a…

Living with incontinence

Follow our tips on how to cope with the daily challenges of living with incontinence. Enjoy good sex Prepare for local trips How to look after your skin What to take on holiday How to manage incontinence at work Fight depression with talking therapy Enjoy good sex…

Local Account (Adults)

Local Account for Adult Social Care The purpose of the Local Account is to provide information on Adult Social Care. This includes where we are doing things well, where we think we can improve, and how we are planning for the opportunities and challenges ahead.  ​ The Local…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds of thousands of elderly people…

Loneliness in the elderly: how to help

There are lots of ways you can do your bit to help lonely or socially isolated elderly people in your community. The person you're helping will reap health benefits, and you'll find you will as well. Volunteering for an organisation that supports older people is a key…
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