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Caring for someone in Peterborough

Am I a carer? A carer is someone who provides support to an adult family member or friend who could not live independently, or whose health would deteriorate without this help.  You might not recognise yourself as a carer; instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter,…

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…

Personal Assistant Network

Employing a Personal Assistant A personal assistant (PA) can be employed if you need care and support to enable you to live as independently as possible at home. Personal assistants can provide help with your care and support needs. You can search the PA Register for…

Mental Health

Mental Health All of us, children, young people and adults have mental health and it is important to look after it, like we would any other part of our body.  If you are having mental health problems though, you're not alone. One in four of…

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Peterborough

The Deprivation of Liberty safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to make sure adults in care homes, hospitals or supported living are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom. The safeguards should ensure that a care home, hospital…
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