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New and Highly Recommended Resources

Up and About, Taking Positive Steps To Avoid Trips And Falls

Up and About, Taking Positive Steps To Avoid Trips And Falls  (1SAF/018/L)

This booklet gives older people tips on how to reduce their risk of trips and  falls.  They might not need all of this information right now, but can dip in and out of the booklet whenever they need to find the bits that are useful to them. The booklet includes subject areas: 

  • How can I look after my health?
  • How can I keep active?
  • How can I move about safely?
  • What if I fall?
  • Where can I go for advice?
  • Healthcare professionals you might meet.

Please refer to accompanying poster ’Tips to Prevent Trips and Falls’, catalogue number 1SAF/009/P.

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After a Diagnosis - Information for Parents and Carers of Children with Autism

After a Diagnosis - Information for Parents and Carers of Children with Autism  (1DIS/019/L)

If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism it can be a very uncertain time.  Many parents are given a diagnosis without any guidance on what to do next.  You may be wondering what effect the diagnosis will have on your family, and how you can best support your child.

This booklet tells you more about the support and benefits you may be entitled to, sources of local support such as parent groups, and how the National Autistic Society (NAS) can help you.

 

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What Next?  Information for Adults with Autism Before and After Diagnosis

What Next? Information for Adults with Autism Before and After Diagnosis  (1DIS/018/L)

Getting a diagnosis of autism - or an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - can be a really positive thing.  A lot of people say their diagnosis has helped them to understand why they have difficulties with some things and why they are especially good at some things.

Having a diagnosis also means you can get easier access to support and benefits.  This guide tells you more about the support you can get, the benefits you may be entitled to, and how The National Autistic society (NAS) can help you.  It also includes a section about support for parents and carers.  Find out more about how a diagnosis can benefit you at www.autism.org.uk/diagnosisinfo  .

 

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Healthy gums and healthy body

Healthy gums and healthy body  (1DEN/009/L)

A 1/3 A4-sized colour folded z-leaflet providing information and advice on the need for healthy gums, as part of good oral health and practice, based upon the evidence that mouth infections can cause problems in other parts of the body.

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Discarded Needles & Syringes

Discarded Needles & Syringes  (1DRG/008/x)

AVAILABLE AS A VIRTUAL DOWNLOAD ONLY

This leaflet highlights what you should do if you find discarded needles and syringes lying about, what to do if you find them and who you should contact to collect any equipment you may find.   It also supplies first-aid rules should you be injured by a needle.   Also included are contact details of organisations who can supply additional information relating to drugs.

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Artery sections with blockage

Artery sections with blockage  (1FOO/002/M)

A model used to illustrate that a diet high in saturated fat increases the risk of arteriosclerosis. This display demonstrates 4 cross-sections of artery with different levels of fat furred blockage. Mounted on a board. (Model size 18x8x3cm approx.)

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What's New

Health Information and Resources Service - July 2014 Information Sheet


The latest edition is available to download, view and print from the link below: [more...]

Argyll and Bute Clients


Please note: A&B clients will not be permitted to order returnable resources from HIRS at this current time.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.