Pets that can improve your mental health

Having a pet can help people with mental health problems, according to the first attempt to systematically review the evidence into animal ownership. Depression, stress, loneliness and even PTSD suffered by military veterans could be helped by having a dog, cat, bird...

Staying connected

Staying connected to other people is good for your health and wellbeing. As you get older, you might find yourself with fewer day-to-day opportunities to meet others. However, there are practical things you can do to stay connected and lots of organisations to help...

Coping with a changing relationship

All relationships change over time but significant life transitions such as retirement or ill health can place an additional strain on them. You may be able to prepare for change or it may be unexpected, but you can get help to cope. Many couples just deal with...

Funding boost for home adaptations

Housing and homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler, announced yesterday that there would be an extra £42 million provided to local housing authorities to pay for home adaptations that will enable an elderly or disabled person to continue living independently. The...

ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL

What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could...