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Cheshire West Carer Support

Do you look after a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without your help?

Perhaps you look after someone who is frail, ill, has a disability, mental ill health, or substance misuse issues?

Maybe you care for a child with a learning or physical disability?

If you are, then its important that your GP knows about it. Ask to speak with one of our Carer Links.  You can complete a Carer Registration Form (available at reception) and by handing this back at Reception we can make a note on your records that you care for someone as well as on the records of the person you care for.

By registering as a carer you will also be able to access a range of information, support and advice services. You will receive a regular newsletter, be able to access the Emergency Card service as well as other services such as respite, and emotional and financial support.

For more information about services available to you call

Cheshire West Carer Support Helpline on 0300 102 0008 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm)

Visit the website www.cheshirewestcarersupport.co.uk

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Sexual Health

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) do not get symptoms, so its worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you’re tested, the sooner treatment can be given if its needed.

An STI can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can get or pass on an STI whoever you’re having sex with.

STIs can pass between men and women, and from women to women and men to men.

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Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

If you need help with substance misuse, whether it be drugs or alcohol there are local support services available. 

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Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention

We know how important it is to remain mobile and independent but if you are aged 65 years and over and have either poor balance or mobility, Osteoporosis or have fallen in the past 12 months, there are local services available to help you.

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Drink Less

Drink Less

It’s one thing to enjoy a drink to unwind at the end of a long day.

But when that turns into two or three every night, you can end up drinking too much without even realising.

That can affect your body in all sorts of ways – putting on weight, disturbing your sleep and increasing your chances of developing high blood pressure, liver problems, heart attack and some types of cancer.

It’s easy to reduce those risks, with some help.

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Stop Smoking

Stop Smoking

Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family.

Quit smoking and you’ll be amazed how quickly you see the benefits. You’ll breathe more easily, feel fitter, your skin will look better and your sense of taste will come back. If you have kids, you’ll be protecting them from the risk of asthma attacks, ear infections and cancers. You could be around £250 a month better off too – that’s £3000 a year. Just think what you could spend that on!

It can be hard to stop without support so local free services are available to help you quit for good. 

Someone saying no to a cigarette