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Coming out

Coming out is when someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual tells the people around them about their sexuality. This can be difficult and people may worry that others will treat them differently once they know. Even though it can be scary, most people feel that…

Community Information (Adults)

On this area of the Peterborough Information Network you can find links to lots of useful information in the community. You can also find information on the Getting Out and About pages.

Contact lens safety

Cleaning and using your contact lenses properly will help keep your eyes healthy and free from infections. Do: wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly before touching your lenses only wear your contacts for the recommended time always have an up-to-date pair of glasses for when…

CQC and Ofsted Inspection of SEND (Local Offer)

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint inspection of our local area between 3 -14 June 2019. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services providing for children and young people with…

Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

David Weir, Paralympic superhuman

Paralympic superhero David Weir tried all manner of sports before falling for wheelchair racing. The south Londoner, nicknamed the Weirwolf, says his sporting career might have been very different had he lived north of the Thames. We spoke to David after his success at the London 2012 Paralympic games.…

Decision Making Panels (Local Offer)

Decision Making Panels Peterborough City Council convenes a number of panels for making decisions relating to the allocation of local authority resources and support for children and young people. These are: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Panel Early Support Pathway Joint Access to Support Panel High…

Dental treatment abroad

If you're considering dental treatment abroad, do your research and be aware of the potential risks. There are no official statistics on the number of people travelling abroad for dental treatment. But a 2007 survey by the consumer association Which? found dentistry is one of…

Domestic abuse against men

Find out about domestic abuse (or domestic violence), and where to get support if it's happening to you. Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, and…

Domestic violence against women: how to help a friend

If you're worried that a friend is being abused, here's how to offer her the support she needs.  Teresa Parker from Women's Aid, a charity working to end domestic violence, says, "It may be hard to know what to do or say as your friend may not…
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