Self help / patient information


Below are some links to information you might find useful such as local services.

There is also information about how you can care for yourself if you have a variety of condtions and general patient information



Local services 
Fairwater hub and library: 
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Libraries-and-archives/Find-a-library/Pages/Fairwater-Library.aspx


Pentrebane zone (community centre run by the local community):
https://www.pentrebanezone.com



Independent living services (Cardiff council social services):
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Housing/Independent-Living-Services/Pages/default.aspx



DEWIS (online directory of local services): http://www.dewis.wales


Stepiau (mental health support and Self help): http://www.stepiau.org


Help me quit (stop smoking service): http://www.helpmequit.wales


EPP (health and wellbeing courses): https://www.wales.nhs.uk/site3/home.cfm?orgid=537


Care and Repair (home improvements, benefit and fincial advice, fuel advice for older people):
http://www.careandrepair.org.uk/en



Carers Trust (support and advice for carers of all ages): https://carers.org


Books on prescription (books about living with and caring for someone with dementia available from local libraries): http://www.reading-well.org.uk 


Insole Court: hppt://www.insolecourt.org


Cardiff C-card (free condom scheme):
http://www.ymcacardiff.wales/what-we-do/health-wellbeing/ccard


Cardiff and Vale Department of Sexual Health:
http://wwwcardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/siteplus/documents/1143/ClinicList-leaflet-CRI%20NOV%202017.pdf


Stay Steady Clinic (falls reduction) - 02920 534234 / contactils@cardiff.gov.uk




Self care
Guide for parents with sick children (When should I worry?): http://www.whenshouldiworry.com/resources/When%20should%20I%20worry-Booklet_England-with%20111%20service_2016.pdf

Choose Well Wales: http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/home


NHS Wales direct: https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/Default.aspx


Choose Pharmacy:
http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/sitesplus/documents/994/Minor%20Ailments%20Services_Leaflet_English.pdf



General self care advice on minor illnesses: http://www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk/


Pocket Medic (self care advice videos): http://ehealthdigital.co.uk/


Live well (Advice, tips and tools for health and wellbeing): https://www.nhs.uk/live-well


Cardiff West Cluster youtube channel (self help videos):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEm-5T5-BRshflkAP0UTopw


Fitter Better Sooner (preparing for surgery): https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/fitterbettersooner


Emergency dentist  02920 190175


Out of hours dentist  02920 444500 / 01495 332000


Low vision service Wales 01267 248793




Patient information
Blood donation: https://www.welsh-blood.org.uk/giving-blood


Organ donation: http://organdonationwales.org/?lang=en


Vaccinations: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations


 

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