far almost 10,000 people have responded to what Three Counties Action
has been talking about on BBC Three Counties Radio and you too can
request action packs on a wide range of health matters.
Contact numbers and organisations that can help you get in contact
with your biological family or become a foster parent yourself.
Better Value for Everyone Over 50
A selection of information, products and services for the over 50's.
Including travel insurance, home contents insurance and better deals
on gas and electricity.
What Age Concern offer in Bedfordshire, how you can get involved
and how to form a club.
and Gardening Service
For the over 60's in Bedfordshire a gardening service to help older
people to remain independent.
Providing practical housework type assistance for older people.
and Advice Services
How Age Concern can help you and the services they offer.
Find out how many calories are in a drink, how many units in a pint
of lager, know the facts and Think Drink.
Alopecia Areata means hair loss in patches and is a common problem
which often corrects itself without treatment.
Are you concerned about someone who is confused and forgetful? Alzheimer's
mainly affects older people; however 17,000 people in the UK under
the age of 65 have dementia.
A New Hip Joint
If your hip joint is badly damaged by Arthritis you may need a replacement.
This pack shows you what you can expect from hip surgery and what
happens after the operation.
New Knee Joint
What is a new knee joint and how does it work? Find out all about
your new joint I this Action Pack.
What the law says about drivers with arthritis and what you can
do to make you car more comfortable.
How to make sure you protect your joints, use the right tools and
tips and hints to make the most of your garden.
From the Arthritis Research Campaign, information, signs, symptoms
and ways to help arthritis.
of the Knee
Osteoarthritis is a disease which affects the joints in the body
and can make it difficult to move.
in the Neck
In this booklet we explain how the neck works and the common causes
of neck pain.
How to take care of your joints and find answers to all of your
It's not just for people who play sport, so what is Tennis Elbow
and how can we ease the pain?
This booklet explains why people get shoulder pain and looks at
what causes the problems.
Home and Arthritis
Ways to adapt your home and how you can make your home arthritis
Information on how to understand and take control of your Asthma.
Why do I get a bad back? What can be done to help and what sorts
of things might make my back pain worse?
Be Active Your Way Every Day
Healthy active living for older adults, tips and advice to keep
you fit and active.
Below the Belt - A Guide to Testicular Self
Cancer of the Testicles is one of the most common cancers of young
men from the age of 15. Find out how to check yourself and what
to look for.
How to maintain a healthy bladder and what to do if things go wrong.
How the bladder and bowel work and how you can train them. Help
for people who have to rush to the loo, all about stress urinary
incontinence and help for people who wet the bed.
If you notice any changes in your vision you should get your eyes
tested by an optometrist. Get information on eye health from the
High blood pressure rarely makes people ill so how do you know if
you are at risk? Order this Action Pack and find out.
Beat cold callers with the stop, chain and check routine. Protect
your family and friends with information from the Home Office.
If you have noticed something unusual in your stools you may feel
uneasy talking about it. Blood or mucus in your stools is one sign
of Bowel Cancer find out more with this Action Pack.
Be Breast aware; know what to look and feel for.
A practical guide for carers. Top ten tips to keep yourself healthy
as you care for others and much more.
What is cervical screening? Should all women have the test? Does
the test hurt?
Get information on how you can monitor your cholesterol and maintain
a healthy diet.
Who to contact in a crisis, basic first aid and information on a
24 hour crisis call centre. Small enough to keep in your wallet
and keep all of your medical details on.
Bladder problems? Frequency? Urgency? Pain/Discomfort? Want more
Get information about the British Deaf Association and find out
how you can get in contact with them.
Anyone can suffer a period of depression. Identify the symptoms,
find out how to help your self and find out what help is at hand.
Diabetes and Cholesterol
A guide from Diabetes UK looking at cholesterol and heart disease
for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and your Heart
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing coronary
heart disease than those with diabetes.
Eating for Students
21 Cheap and easy to prepare recipe's that students can cook when
they are away from home. Make dinner for £19 a week.
Numbers for support groups locally and nationally.
If you have Eczema, or if someone close to you has eczema you need
this pack. It provides information on the types and causes of Eczema
and ways to manage it.
Ward and the team are waiting to take your call
you'd like to receive information on any of the above subjects,
or phone the Action Desk on 01582 44 11 11.
you'd like Three Counties Action to talk about something in the
future just let them know and they'll see what they can do for you
- and remember all the information they send you is absolutely FREE!