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Community Health Champions

The North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples Group is a partner of the Community Health Champions initiative co-ordinated by VAST.

We promote health and wellbeing through our online and in person meetings. We also post health messages in our electronic mailings and on social media.

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Deaf Awareness

By learning basic signs, you can communicate with deaf people around you, such as deaf colleagues, family or friends.  If you’re interested in learning some basic British Sign Language (BSL) from home – here are some free resources!

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Winter Preparedness

With colder weather fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay safe and well this winter period. VAST and Support Staffordshire have created this Winter Preparedness Guide with top tips. 

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Sleep Problems

A few sleepless nights are usually nothing to worry about, but it can become an issue if a lack of sleep starts to affect your daily life. Learn more about the signs of sleep deprivation and what you can do about it.

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Free Sighted Guide Training

Sighted guide training teaches you how to guide a person with sight loss, with confidence, skill and empathy. This free one hour training session offered by the Guide Dogs charity will give you the basic skills you need.

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