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Back pain at work

Tips to help you prevent developing back pain at work, including: how to sit correctly safe lifting advice why you should take regular breaks how to treat back pain How to sit correctly Sitting for long periods in front of a computer is storing up trouble. No matter…

Balance exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much exercise for a while, these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build…

Bathing

If you feel that you may need additional equipment to help your child enjoy bathing or maybe you need help just to get them into the bath or shower you should speak to your child’s occupational therapist (OT). If there isn’t an occupational therapist working…

BCG TB vaccine: frequently asked questions

How well does the vaccine work? Why is TB still a problem? How common is TB in the UK? Is TB contagious? How do I know if my baby needs the BCG vaccination? I have an allergy. Could anything in the BCG vaccine trigger that…

Beach safety

Every summer, lifeguards respond to thousands of incidents on UK beaches. To stay safe at the seaside, be informed about the dangers and follow these simple tips. In 2014, lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) responded to 17,050 incidents, helping more than 19,350 people in difficulty on some…

Beat school exam stress

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. 1. Watch out for exam stress Look out for signs of exam stress. Stressed children may be irritable, not sleep…

Bedroom Tax

From April 2013 a rule on the number of bedrooms you are allowed was introduced to housing benefit and universal credit for working age people renting from a local authority, a registered housing association or other registered social landlord. Currently it is down to individual…

Before and After School Clubs (Out of School)

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered or approved group settings and individuals (childminders) providing before and after school care. Out of school clubs:• provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children at times when schools are not open• can operate before school…

Benefits Cap

You’re not affected by the benefit cap if anyone in your household qualifies for Working Tax Credit or gets any of the following benefits: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance (if they are in the Support Group) and others not directly…

Benefits of exercise

Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It's free, easy…
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