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*I want to protect myself against sexual transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections are on the increase across England. In 2018 the number of sexually transmitted infections rose for the first time in three years in Staffordshire. The scary ones are back. There was a 26% increase in Gonorrhoea diagnosis in England between 2017 and…

10 stress busters (NHS Choices)

If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause. The most unhelpful thing you can do is turn to something unhealthy to help you cope, such as smoking or drinking. What…

Active 10 - One You - exercise made easy

Just 10 minutes of brisk walking every day can benefit your health, improve the way you feel and reduce the risk of a number of long-term conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Active 10 quickly and simply shows you how many brisk…

Activity Finder Tool (Sport Across Staffordshire)

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a partnership of agencies “working together to champion participation, enjoyment and success through sport, physical education and physical activity”. Use their activity finder to find an activity to suit you. 

Advice and advocacy

Where can I get some advice? There are a range of services and organisations across the county that can provide you with information and advice about housing, care, benefits, money, energy saving and general support.   This includes  organisations like Age Uk and the Citizens Advice. Both of these have local…

Aiming High - Short breaks

A wide variety of activities are available for children and young people aged 0-25 years old with a Special Educational Need/Disability (SEND). Activities include trips out, sports, youth clubs, outdoor activities and much more! Some activities are open to the whole family while other activities are…

Apprenticeships for all ages

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice, you would: work alongside experienced staff gain job-specific skills earn a wage and get holiday pay get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week) Apprenticeships take 1 to…

Are you drinking too much? (Drink Aware website)

When does regularly enjoying a drink tip over into something to be concerned about? Understand your drinking by visiting the Drink Aware website 

Are you looking after / caring for someone?

Do you help look after your husband, wife, partner, a parent, or child if they are sick or disabled? A relative, neighbour or friend? You may not be the only person who helps to care, but if you are not employed to provide care for them, then…

Ask SARA - helping you find useful advice and products that make daily living easier.

Use AskSARA to find products and advice that make independent living easier. It's particularly useful if you are not sure what items might help you. There are three easy steps: Choose from a list of topics Answer some questions Receive a personalised report with impartial…
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