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Stay Well This Winter

21 Jan

Top Tips to Beat Winter Illness

1. Keep Hands Clean

Washing your hands using soap and water is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

  • Sing “Happy Birthday” twice to make sure you’re washing your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • You can find a child friendly song from the NHS explaining how to wash hands here
  • Make sure children use tissues/toilet paper and dispose of them after sneezing, then remember to wash hands after

2. Stop Infection Spreading

  • Community pharmacists can offer advice and over the counter medicines to effectively manage a range of health concerns, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, earaches, eye infections and many more
  • Do you have a child who has been ill at school? Keeping them off school is essential to preventing the spread of infection. Check with your school and use this guide for the most common winter illnesses:
Diarrhoea and vomiting Exclude whilst symptomatic and 48 hours after the last symptoms
Flu (influenza) Exclude until recovered
   

3. Keep Antibiotics Working

  • Don’t ask for antibiotics if you have a cough, cold or virus. If antibiotics are taken inappropriately, harmful bacteria can become resistant and stop medicine working when really needed
  • To help prevent antibiotic resistance, antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed and never saved for later use or shared with others
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Zest Dementia Fitness Class

17 Jan

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Important Survey for Men At Risk of Domestic Abuse

17 Dec

Sheffield City Council Housing Independence Service are interested in hearing from men who have been affected by domestic abuse and needed emergency housing and or support. This is so that they can better understand the needs of men in this situation, and consider our commissioning accordingly. SCC also intend to bid for some additional funding to extend services specifically for men in this situation.

Please could you ask your providers/staff etc if they could support any of their male and LGBT+ clients to fill in the survey.

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/communities-business-strategy/safer-accommodation-for-men-affected-by-domestic-a/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Winter Information

12 Dec

To help make sure you’re prepared for winter this year, we’ve put some information together about our services and how you can stay healthy and well during the colder months.

Sometimes bad weather disrupts some of our services, so we want to keep you up to date on what is happening on the roads, in schools and with your bin collections. We’ve also got some advice about protecting your home during freezing temperatures, how to support people sleeping rough and keeping yourself healthy and well.

To keep up to date with what’s happening, follow us on Twitter, or sign up by following the page link:

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/winterinfo?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=Yolly the Yeti

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Open day – Community Learning Hub

11 Dec

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Help us Help – raising awareness

20 Nov

Are you wanting to help those you see sleeping rough and begging? come and speak to volunteers and officers at the Help Us Help Christmas Market.  Please refer to the literature below to find out what items to donate and a map listing support in the city centre.

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Zest Couch to 5k Course

26 Sep

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