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Coronavirus (COVID‑19) - Keep Wales Safe

  • Always observe social distancing;
  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • If you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors work from home if you can;
  • Stay at home and get tested if you or anyone in your extended household has symptoms.


Beat Flu!

In healthy people, flu is unpleasant but usually self-limiting, with recovery in five to seven days. Some people however will develop complications and every year people die as a result of flu.

Most serious illness is seen in very young babies, pregnant women, older people and those with long term health conditions.

Did you know that flu spreads easily and the flu vaccine is the best way to protect against catching and spreading flu? Make sure you’ve had yours if you’re eligible – there’s still time! | Read more |

Falls prevention

Falls are not necessarily a natural consequence of ageing and many can be prevented through simple lifestyle changes.

A fall is often the trigger to make you look at your life and take the opportunity to improve your health and fitness and stop yourself falling again.

The Ageing Well in Bridgend website aims to give you the information to enable you to help yourself.  It provides links to information on how to prevent falls, also the falls services available across the Bridgend County Borough area, where you can get help if you need it. It is designed for use by clients, carers and their families.

Health and Social Care Professionals can use the website to access appropriate referral pathways available for the management of fallers and those at risk of falling.

The website includes hyperlinks to enable easy access to referral pathways and links to websites about other appropriate services available in the Bridgend County Borough area. | Read more |

For more information the Ageing Well in Wales website has a Falls Prevention section linked to a Falls Prevention Resource Hub. This hub contains very comprehensive information e.g. exercise videos by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/advice downloads and links to many other services available. 
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Review of Integrated Care: Focus on Falls

Health Care Inspectorate Wales investigated and reviewed a complete pathway of care – reflecting the  complex, integrated systems of care characteristic of modern healthcare. | Read more |

This is Sexual Abuse. This is NOT OK.

Sexual abuse is any sexual act which is unwanted and which has not been consented to. 

It can affect anyone, at any stage of their life . It can happen within families and intimate relationships. It can be carried out by someone you know or someone you don’t know.

It is OK to ask for help and support.

| Read more here |

New guide on care homes for older people and their families

Care Homes in Wales: your questions answered.

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has published a new information guide for older people and their families to provide simple answers to common questions about moving into, and living in, a care home.

The guide covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • finding a care home that meets your needs;
  • the information that should be available from a care home;
  • having a say in decisions; activities and socialising;
  • accessing health care; and what to do if you are unhappy with a care home.

| The guide can be found here |

If you would like to receive a copy (or copies) of the guide, T: 03442 640 670 or E: [email protected]

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For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]