June 1 2020
A Second World War veteran living in a Kent care home has been presented with a special commemorative medal for his part in the Arctic convoys which helped supp
October 1 2019
Stoptober is the 28-day challenge to stop smoking for good. Stopping smoking is the best thing that you can do for your health, no matter how many you smoke a day.
Stoptober launched in 2012 to help encourage and support smokers across England towards quitting for good. The challenge is based on the research that stopping smoking for 28 days means you are five times more likely to stay smoke free.
The health risks
Smoking causes the most preventable deaths in England, accounting to nearly 80,000 deaths each year. This means one in two smokers will die from a smoking related disease. Tobacco smoke contains over 5,000 chemicals such as tar and other harmful chemicals. It also contains nicotine which makes smoking highly addictive.
Smoking can cause serious diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are caused by smoking.
Smoking affects many aspects of your body including:
See the difference faster than you think:
After 20 minutes: your pulse rate will start to return to normal
After 8 hours: your oxygen levels will return to normal and carbon monoxide levels in your blood will be reduced by half
After 48 hours: your body will have flushed out all carbon monoxide
After 72 hours: your breathing will start to feel easier because your bronchial tubes will start to relax
After 2 – 12 weeks: your blood will be pumping through your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved
After 3 – 9 months: any coughs, wheezing or breathing problems will improve. Your lung function increases by up to 10%
After 1 year: Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared to a smoker
After 10 years: Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved
After 15 years: Your risk of heart attack will be the same as someone who has never smoked
Tips to help you stop smoking:
Most of all, stay positive and remember what motivates you to stop smoking, whether it’s for someone you love or for changing how you want to feel about yourself.
Head to: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/quit-smoking/stoptober/ for further support.
May 19 2020
When Perry Manor resident, Percival Court (known as Bob), celebrated his 96th birthday on 6th May, little did he expect to receive hundreds of well wishes from complete strangers across the globe. But that’s exactly what happened, thanks to social media.
April 8 2020
Residents and the team at Care UK’s Prince George House, in Ipswich, have been helping Ivy Hinchcliffe celebrate her 105th birthday in style, despite the coronavirus lockdown.
April 3 2020
Work has now started to build a new multi-million care home in Chichester.