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Oxfordshire County Council’s public health team is challenging smokers in the Witney area to save up (20/09/2017)Research shows that when smokers give up for 28 days they are up to five times more likely to stay smoke-free for good. Successful attempts are also four times more likely with the help of a stop smoking service. Not only are the immediate health benefits huge, but quitting can also put some serio… Read more about Oxfordshire County Council’s public health team is challenging smokers in the Witney area to save up
Season Senior Living would be delighted if you would join them for a community open day at Millcoft on Friday 18 August between 10am and 12pm. There will be a tour of the stylish collection of new self-contained apartments for rent with onsite care for over 55s. The address is 4-44 Millcroft, Tumi… Read more about Open day at Millcroft - new senior living scheme in Wallingford
Have your say on future of stop-smoking services (09/08/2017)Views are being sought on the future of services to help smokers quit in Oxfordshire, with one in eight people still lighting up in the county.
The county council's Public Health team commissions a range of stop-smoking services. Current contracts with GPs, pharmacies and other provi… Read more about Have your say on future of stop-smoking servicesPeople with long-term health conditions are being urged to seek help through the power of reading at Oxfordshire County Council’s Libraries.
A new ‘Reading Well’ scheme has been launched featuring expert-endorsed books on a range of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, as w… Read more about Libraries reach out to people with long-term health conditionsOlder people and those with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire receive better services from their providers than the national average across England.
You can find out more on the … Read more about Nine out of 10 receive “outstanding” or “good” adult social care servicesOxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, working in partnership with Thames Valley Police, banks and other agencies, have saved over £250,000 for the victims of rogue traders in the last 12 months. This is the largest amount of money ever saved by the doorstep crime team since it wa… Read more about Oxfordshire Trading Standards savedoorstep crime victims over £250,000
How food can improve your mental health (08/06/2017)Approximately one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year in England. As part of our fight against this, we have a very much underutilised tool - food. In BBC One's Doctor in the House, Dr Rangan Chatterjee tries to help 34-year-old Emma Gleeson, who has been experiencing a… Read more about How food can improve your mental healthMillcroft is the new extra care housing (senior living scheme) opening in Wallingford shortly. There are 20 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments available plus a range of community facilities. Oxfordshire County Council has 100% nomination rights to the service initially and is co… Read more about Millcroft - new senior living scheme opening in Wallingford
Transform your life - become a foster carer (11/05/2017)Oxfordshire residents are being asked to consider transforming their lives - and those of vulnerable children - by becoming a foster carer.The county council is appealing for more people to come forward during national
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Launch of Live Well Oxfordshire (28/03/2017)