Your health, your way - your NHS guide to long-term conditions and self care
Get support to help you take control - living with a long-term condition brings challenges and it's important to have the confidence, support and information to take control of your condition. This is called self care, which means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s taking your medicine properly or doing some exercise. Self care doesn't mean you need to manage on your own. You can expect lots of support from the NHS, including:
*healthy lifestyle support: helping you improve your diet and exercise regime;
* information: advice about your condition and its treatment;
* training: helping you feel more confident about living with your condition;
* tools and equipment: making life easier at home;
* support networks: help with finding people to share your experiences with.
Local Support Services
There are many local services available directly. Below are a few local websites which aim to provide up to date information on local health services:
Silver Line - 0800 4 70 80 90 The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The Alzheimer’s Society - 01625 503302 Can be engaged for all patients with dementia / suspected dementia / memory concerns. The Alzheimer’s Society have a befriending service.
AgeUK Cheshire –01270 219489 Offering support and friendship over the telephone, via their phonelink service, to older people who find it difficult to get out of the house.
Cheshire East Care Services Directory 2015
Care Providers & Care Homes in Cheshire East
Local self care information
Self Management Tool Kit - listing local self-referral organisations
AgeUK Cheshire East's guide to local services - 2014