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Winter’s coming! Be prepared.

fosted-windscreenFrosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!

Here are some tips about 5 essential winter care accessories. Also, you can get more winter driving advice on our ‘Topical News’ page.

Dementia and Sensory Challenges Booklet

Dementia and Sensory Challenges Booklet

This booklet was inspired by and created with the words of people with dementia to give readers ideas on how to make the lives of people with dementia more pleasant, allowing them to be more socially included and no longer feeling alone.  The booklet was created with funding support from the Life Changes Trust.  You can download the booklet and an accompanying film here.

An inspirational little poem

Dash - Linda EllisLinda Ellis’ poem ‘The Dash’ appears on the February page of Gracious Street’s Grapevine magazine. It is an inspiring poem about how to live one’s life. To read the poem click here. To read about the author Linda Ellis, follow this link. (If you can’t read it, increase the contrast by highlighting the text (click in the text and then press Ctrl A)).

Dying without dignity report

Health Ombudsman phso-logoEnd of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, according to a report published recently by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The report highlights tragic cases where people’s suffering could have been avoided or lessened with the right care and treatment, as they approached the end of their lives.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman makes final decisions on complaints about the NHS in England, including where there is a dispute about what happened. The Ombudsman service identified a range of issues with end of life care from its casework.    Continue reading

The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service – here to help North Yorkshire residents

Cloverleaf AdvocacyThe NHS works hard to provide a high quality service but sometimes things do go wrong and people may wish to raise a complaint.

The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service in North Yorkshire is provided by Cloverleaf Advocacy. The service is available to anyone who is a resident of North Yorkshire. The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service is for those who wish to have support to make a Complaint about a service they have received from the NHS.  The service is free, confidential and independent.

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