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Get your hearing tested

If you're worried about your hearing it's easy to get it checked. Here's our guide to your hearing test options. Quick hearing tests Quick hearing checks are a good first step to finding out how healthy your hearing is without having to visit your GP or…

Getting an allergy test

If you suspect that you or your child may have an allergy, you can use NHS services to get your allergy diagnosed. This may involve having one or more allergy tests. An allergy test can establish whether you have an allergy and what you're allergic to. This is key to managing your…

Getting out and about (Local Offer)

Getting out and about Information on COVID-19 support can be found on the Local Offer COVID-19 - Information page and the SEN and Inclusion Services COVID-19 Support page.  Local support groups can be found by using the search term 'COVID-19' in the search box at the top of the…

Girls and puberty Q&A

Puberty is when a girl grows up into a young woman. Every girl goes through it, but it can be a tough time. Here are the changes to expect. When will I start puberty? Puberty usually starts between the ages of 8 and 14, but every girl is…

Girls' bodies Q&A

Puberty can be a confusing time - your body and your feelings are changing as you grow up. Here are answers to some of the questions girls ask about their bodies. Click on the questions below to go directly to the answer. At what age do you…

Going into hospital with a learning disability

Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you're looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, follow these tips to make a hospital stay go smoothly. Preparing a…

Good foods to help your digestion

The occasional fry-up or boozy night is unlikely to give you anything more than a short-lived stomach upset. But overindulge too often and you could be storing up trouble for yourself. Here's a tummy-friendly diet to aim for. Fill up on fibre to prevent constipation…

Good sex tips

If you want to make the most of your sex life, these sex tips are a good way to start. Talking and listening to each other about your feelings, preferences and desires can bring you closer together and make sex more enjoyable. But even the most…

Green tea: the elixir of life or just hype?

Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression. The leaves are supposedly richer in antioxidants than other types of tea because of the way they are processed. Green tea contains B vitamins, folate (naturally occurring folic acid), manganese,…

A guide for disabled festival-goers

Many of the UK's big music festivals provide facilities and staff to assist disabled people. These include accessible toilets and campsites, parking for disabled customers, viewing platforms and welfare support. Planning ahead is the key to staying safe and healthy during your festival, says Suzanne Bull, chief…
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