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Advice on offer to look after your own health and wellbeing


Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board is joining health, care and safety organisations across Gloucestershire to promote self care week.

This week's self care week from 14th to 20th November is encouraging people to take care of themselves and others, by following some simple tips and advice.

At this time of year coughs, colds, viruses and similar illnesses are everywhere and the colder weather means the elderly and vulnerable may need extra support.

Paul Yeatman, independent chair of the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board said the advice was very simple but could save lives. He said, "We can all do more to look after ourselves on a daily basis. We need to eat well, stay active, seek the appropriate medical advice when required and follow it.

"Self care also extends to those around us especially older people or children who are not able to look after themselves well. We all have a duty to protect those around us.

"It's important to make sure our homes and communities are safe too and we all have a role to play in that - it's not only up to the professionals."

Events are taking place up and down the country to help people understand how to self care for life.

For further information on self care visit www.selfcareforum.org

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