Page updated 08/03/2021 information correct at time of publication
Staying Active at Home
Public Health England has produced a booklet providing practical advice to older adults to help maintain and improve strength and balance using home-based activities. Click on the link to download your copy.
Scam awareness and prevention
It's vital that we continue to be scam aware during the pandemic, and protect ourselves from anyone trying to take advantage of the situation for their own benefit. If someone you've not met before offers you help, don't be frightened to ask who they are, where they live, and how you can contact them. If you are at all worried, just say no, and seek help from known sources, such as your GP, local council, friends or neighbours.
The Police and Action Fraud have asked everyone to follow this key advice:
- Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
- Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
- Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it Action Fraud or by calling 0300 123 2040.
Click here to find out more from Age UK about scams and fraud or download Age UK's handy guide.