Author Archives: Kerry Newton

5 A DAY tips

5 A DAY tips Getting your 5 A DAY is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals.  Here are some ideas to get you started. 5 A DAY at breakfast Add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat natural yoghurt. Try a handful of berries or a chopped banana. Add…

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Help run a charity

Help run a charity  Find out how you could help run a charity by volunteering as a charity trustee. Charity trustees Charity trustees direct how a charity is run and help make sure it does what it was set up to do. This includes making sure the charity: sticks to its charitable mission has the money…

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Poisoning – Child Safety Week

Poisoning – Child Safety Week  Suspected poisoning is one of the most common reasons for young children to be taken to A&E. Did you know…? Child-resistant tops and strip and blister packs for tablets help to slow children down but they are not childproof. Some 3-4 year olds can open them in seconds! Swallowing medicines,…

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Cycle safety

Cycle safety Cycling is a great way to keep fit and active. However, whether it’s a young child cycling in the park on his first bike, or an older child cycling to school, cycle accidents are a real risk for children and young people. You can help parents identify the risks with cycling, and help…

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Healthier takeaways

Healthier takeaways Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they’re not always very healthy. Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some takeaways and restaurants now list calories on their menus, which lets you make…

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In-car safety – Child Safety Week

In-car safety – Child Safety Week Twelve children under 10 are killed or injured as passengers in cars every day. Car seats prevent deaths and serious injury.  Did you know…? Adult seat belts are not designed for children as they don’t sit across the right parts of the body. If a child isn’t in the…

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Button batteries

Button batteries   Button batteries are the small, round batteries you find in a growing number of toys and everyday objects like remote controls and car key fobs. They can be extremely dangerous for children if swallowed. There are lots of different sizes and types of button batteries. Lithium button batteries are most dangerous as…

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Volunteering and Benefits

VOLUNTEERING AND BENEFITS If you are receiving state benefits you are still allowed to volunteer. However, there are some rules that you need to be aware of to make sure that your volunteering doesn’t have an impact on the benefits you receive. This guidance aims to help you start volunteering by giving an overview of…

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Why volunteer?

WHY VOLUNTEER? People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what…

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