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Carers Rights Day is on Thursday 24 November and is a time to highlight the rights of unpaid carers and help raise awareness of how they can get the support they are entitled to. This year’s theme is ‘Caring Costs’.

Council news | 22 Nov 22

Monday 14 November is World Diabetes Day, and we are encouraging residents to take steps to understand their type 2 diabetes risk and the many local services available to help them prevent and manage that risk.

Council news | 11 Nov 22

Residents in and around Twickenham will again be able to access a COVID-19 or flu jab on Friday 18 November 2022 at a pop-up vaccine clinic at York House, Twickenham.

Council news | 09 Nov 22

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is used to make sure pharmacy services meet the needs of the residents of Richmond upon Thames, including the location of pharmacies and the services they provide.

Council news | 18 Oct 22

Did you know that you are four times more likely to stop smoking for good if you use a local stop smoking service?

Council news | 05 Oct 22

The 'Come and have a chat about your health' bus will visit Tesco in Teddington on Wednesday 28 September to answer your health questions.

Council news | 21 Sep 22

Children aged 1 to 9 in South West London, including Richmond borough, are now being offered a dose of polio vaccine.

Council news | 20 Sep 22

It is never too late to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Residents in and around Twickenham can get theirs on Thursday 22 September 2022 at a pop-up vaccine clinic at York House, Twickenham. 

Council news | 14 Sep 22

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month, a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.

Council news | 07 Sep 22

Our ‘come and have a chat about your health’ bus will be in Richmond on Monday 5 September and Tuesday 6 September to answer any health questions and to offer free services to help you remain healthy and well!

Council news | 30 Aug 22

People living in Richmond upon Thames are invited to share their views on the housing, care and support services available for adults with learning disabilities, including: residential care, outreach, supported living and emergency placements.

Council news | 25 Aug 22

Residents in and around Twickenham can bring their children to get their COVID-19 vaccination next Wednesday 31 August 2022 at a local pop-up vaccination clinic.

Council news | 25 Aug 22

A lack of regular physical activity can increase your risk of heart disease, becoming overweight or obese, and type 2 diabetes, which are all linked to a higher risk of developing dementia. 

Council news | 08 Aug 22

Engaging in mental or social activities may help to build up your brain’s ability to cope with disease, relieve stress and improve your mood. This means doing these activities may help to delay, or even prevent, dementia from developing.

Council news | 01 Aug 22

High blood pressure is often related to unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, being overweight and not exercising enough.

Council news | 26 Jul 22

We currently have vacancies at all three of our day centres, which provide a range of activities and services for older people, people with learning disabilities and people with physical disabilities.

Council news | 19 Jul 22

A diet that is high in saturated fat, salt and sugar, and low in fibre, can increase your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, becoming overweight or obese and type 2 diabetes - all of which are linked to a higher risk of dementia.

Council news | 18 Jul 22

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol increases the risk of a stroke, heart disease, and some cancers, as well as damaging your nervous system, including your brain.

Council news | 11 Jul 22

There is strong evidence that smoking may increase your risk of dementia. Not everyone who smokes will get dementia, but stopping smoking is thought to help reduce the risk down to the level of non-smokers.

Council news | 05 Jul 22

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Updated: 13 May 2022