'Change4Life' is the name of the new food campaign being launched this week to expose ‘the nasties’ in everyday foods and to encourage us to shop and eat more healthily.
The campaign launched by Public Health is centred around managing salt, fat and sugar in a person’s diet.(England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe with over 60% of adults and 33% of 10 and 11 year olds overweight or obese).
The campaign is being backed by Asda, Quorn, Uncle Bens’, Co-operative Food and Cravendale.
For people who sign up to the campaign there will be free recipes, offers on products, etc. In addition to information in shops and supermarkets a television advertising campaign begins this week.
A survey carried out before the campaign started found that 50% of people asked did not know that there are 11 lumps of sugar in a can of cola and that 49% of people asked were not aware that a large takeaway pepperoni pizza has twice the recommended maximum daily rate of saturated fat. (2006 people were surveyed)
NHS to pay 100 private health care firms to treat patients -
More than 100 private firms will be paid by the NHS to treat patients as part of the first major expansion of the private sector's role in the health service, it emerged last night.Healthcare firms will provide basic services such as physiotherapy, dermatology, MRI scanning and psychological therapy after being granted "any qualified provider" (AQP) status.
Department of Health figures show that 105 private firms and 140 NHS organisations, mainly hospital trusts, have been approved by PCTs and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs0.
Source: The Telegraph
Answer : If you use a wheelchair for all or most of the time, then you should be eligible for Motability under the new PIP (Personal Independence Payment) payments.
If you cannot walk more than 20 metres you can qualify whereas previously the criteria was that you could be eligible if you could not walk more than 50 metres.
It is estimated by Disabled Motoring UK that 100,000 people will lose their Motability car under the final descriptions for PIP’s whereas previously they would have been eligible under the higher rate mobility component of the DLA (Disabled Living Allowance).
All our clients were fully covered over both the Christmas and New Year holiday breaks.
Sadly one of our clients died over the Festive period. We had provided care on a continuous basis since 2002. One of the client’s regular, live-in carers had been in post on a rotational basis since 2005.
Currently, two regular, rotational live-in care staff enable Quentin to stay at home.