There's never been a better time


Regular gentle exercise and physical activity are important for good health and well being. The exercises on the Better balance for life web pages can help you improve your balance, flexibility and prevent falls if done as part of your daily routine.

Are you having problems with:

  • dizziness
  • blackouts
  • co-ordination
What you can do Who can help?
Arrange to:
  • make sure you are eating properly
  • keep a diary of when you feel poorly
  • check your medication with your GP

A friend, neighbour, relative or carer might help.

You should contact your General Practitioner.

NHS Direct provides confidential health advice and information around the clock.

Message in a bottle

message in a bottle

Message in a bottle encourages people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a small plastic bottle in the fridge.

If the emergency services are called to your home, they can quickly find vital information about your health. Bottles are funded by local Lions Clubs and are free to users. Ask your local GP surgery or pharmacy for details.


Contact numbers

For a health emergency