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Coronavirus support and guidance
Since 1938 Royal Voluntary Service volunteers have been offering guidance and advice to the many people that they help on a daily basis.
Drawn from their knowledge and expertise in supporting people, Royal Voluntary Service has produced a number of guides that can be printed out and given to friends, family or carers.
We update this section regularly so do come back soon for more of our useful Royal Voluntary Service guides.
Up to date information about how we are responding to the coronavirus situation.
Together with Move it or Lose It we have produced videos for resistance based exercises that you can do at home.
Simple suggestions and advice on healthy eating over the age of 70.
Advice for feeling well and overcoming loneliness particularly in later life.
Together with Legal & General we have selected top tips for how to make the most out of retirement.
Advice to help you plan a hospital stay, particularly if you are less independent.
Follow our top tips to stay hydrated whatever your stage of life.
Produced by the NHS to help you stay in good health over the winter months.
Together with Alzheimer's Society to provide ten practical ways to help people living with dementia.
Make preparation for the winter months easier, particularly if you need a bit of extra help or support.
Fall prevention tips to help reduce the risk of future injuries for people who may be more vulnerable.
Care Sourcer can help match care needs to a range of care-at-home providers when extra support is needed.
Advice on both gas safety and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to vulnerable people.
Together with Specsavers, if you are unable to visit an optician they may be able to come to you.
Guidance on how to prevent health problems and to stay cool during heatwaves and extreme weather conditions.
Together with Specsavers, we encourage older people to get a free hearing check.
Produced by the NHS to help you protect yourself against flu with a free vaccination every year.
Your home is a big part of your life and these tips will keep you feeling happy and safe there.