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LSAB News October 2018

Community Safeguarding Conference – Thursday 8Th November

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) and Voluntary Action Lewisham (VAL) supported by Healthwatch Lewisham will be holding a joint conference for Community Voluntary sectors.

To book a space, please visit our Training Events/ Course page.


Independent Age - A taxing question: How to fund free personal care

Chronic underfunding of social care in England has brought care for the elderly to the brink of collapse. Independent Age is calling for the introduction of free personal care for older people. Initially this will be based on current eligibility criteria, but the ultimate goal is that all older people who need personal care will receive it free at the point of need.

Want to find out more? Please visit Independent Age

If you're feeling lonely – How to stay connected in older age

Most people will feel lonely at some point but there are some experiences common in older age that can make it more likely.

Independent age have produced an advice guide which suggests things you could try that may help to reduce loneliness, as well as information about where to look for more help.

It covers:

  • why you might be feeling lonely
  • ways to stay in touch
  • overcoming practical barriers
  • trying something new
  • learning to be alone
  • helping others.

Order your free copy here!

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental health Foundation have re-launched their podcast series. Their podcast features interviews with a number of interesting people involved in mental health, including people who have experienced mental health problems, campaigners and mental health experts.

Explore Mental Health Foundation’s podcasts.


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