Self Care

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.

Recording your Blood Pressure at home?
Email your results to us using this
Microsoft Excel template.
Or manually record your results using our own template 
HCHC Blood Pressure  Recording.
Are you looking to purchase your own home blood pressure monitor? 
The British Hypertension Society have provided a list of monitors they would recommended.

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.

Age UK Cheshire - 01244 401500 Age UK Cheshire offers independent, confidential and free information & advice to all residents living in Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester.

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

Physiotherapy self-referral 

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