LGA Guide on Self Care

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The Local Government Association published “Helping people to look after themselves – a guide to self care” on 2 Nov 2016 to support local authorities in implementing self care strategies locally.  Prof Ian Banks, Trustee of the Self Care Forum is quoted in the guide saying “we have robbed people of their ability to self care, whether for minor ailments or long-term conditions.  We’re now reaping the whirlwind – people are coming to us with conditions that they could self treat.”  The LGA also recommends local authorities make the most of national campaigns such as Stay Well this Winter and Self Care Week.

Also included in the guide are 9 case studies of good self care practice, two of which showcased activities by Self Care Week Award winners Bracknell and Bradford.

Helping people look after themselves; a guide on self-care