March 10th Health Briefing
Visiting is a central part of care home life. It is crucially important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents. Visiting is also vital for family and friends to maintain contact and life-long relationships with their loved ones and contribute to their support and care.

This updated guidance which you can read by clicking 
HERE or on the image above, applies from 8th March 2021 and replaces previous guidance on care home visiting. It applies to care homes for working age and for older adults.
Help for people with suicidal thoughts in West Berkshire
The West Berkshire Suicide Prevention Action Group which was established in 2017, is group of charitable, statutory and special interest groups, that came together to explore and understand suicide in West Berkshire.

They have updated their website with a list of services that people can access to help people with suicidal thoughts.
If your life (or someone else’s life) is in imminent danger, please call 999 or go straight to your nearest A&E.

You can also make use of the services below which you can find more about by visiting the West Berkshire Suicide Prevention Action Group website, which you can access by clicking
here or the image below.
For non-immediate local support resources, click here or on the image below. You can also Speak to your GP, or call 111 for help in finding the support you need.
Dementia Friendly West Berkshire Website Launch
This website has been created to provide information and signposting in one central place to support all people affected by dementia and their carers across West Berkshire.

Find out more about the website, what Dementia Friendly West Berkshire is and what their purpose is, by clicking 
here or on the image above.
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