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Council tax hardship relief scheme launched during Covid-19

Council tax hardship relief scheme launched during Covid-19

Thousands of working age residents in Bath and North East Somerset are set to have their council tax reduced to help prevent financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. Bath & North East Somerset Council has made an urgent decision to reduce council tax liability to lessen people’s financial burden at a time when they may… Read More…

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Midwife reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash

Post provided by Heather Morris, sponsored by Metanium. Midwife Heather Morris, along with leading nappy rash brand, Metanium, reveals common mistakes during nappy changing that cause nappy rash. “Most babies will get nappy rash at some point. Although it is common and mild cases are easily treatable, it can be a cause for concern. At… Read More…

Potential red flags for parents at 1-12 weeks

Potential red flags for parents at 1-12 weeks

Post provided by Heather Morris Midwife sponsored by Metanium. With community heathcare access not as freely available to new mums currently, Midwife Heather Morris gives an overview of potential red flag warnings for babies aged 1-12 weeks from a professional’s perspective on behalf of nappy-rash cream, Metanium. Between 1-12 weeks, babies are likely to develop… Read More…

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

Separate clinics for patients with and without coronavirus symptoms help people to continue accessing care and treatment

People needing GP services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will soon be advised to visit a specific clinic depending on whether or not they are showing symptoms of coronavirus. With more people expected to develop coronavirus in the coming weeks, coupled with the need to continue providing regular, everyday healthcare, practices… Read More…

Worried about the kids missing lessons? Find free resources here

Worried about the kids missing lessons? Find free resources here

There are a range of education companies that are offering free subscriptions and resources during the school closures. If you’re worried about the kids missing out, or you’re struggling to find things for them to do to keep up with their lessons, give some of these a try. Each of these sites are independent, so… Read More…

Is It Safe to Take a Family Holiday While Recovering From Cancer?

Is It Safe to Take a Family Holiday While Recovering From Cancer?

It can feel like your whole life is put on hold. You or a member of your immediate family being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. But survival rates from cancer are better than they have ever been and are on the rise. Two-thirds of new cancer cases affect people aged under 75,… Read More…

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

5 ways that nature and wildlife can improve your child’s wellbeing

Scheduling in some time to go outdoors can help us to feel refreshed and put us in a clearer mindset, but for children it can also have some additional social benefits. Here, Sean Whiting, Director at Houghton Country, discusses how spending time outside and among wildlife can positively impact a child’s wellbeing. As parents it’s… Read More…

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Take 10 minutes on Christmas Eve to sit with the children and read this traditional, well loved poem together. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be… Read More…

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter by following some simple steps. Norovirus – often referred to as the winter vomiting bug – is a very unpleasant and highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Although most… Read More…

5 ways to get more sleep as a new mum

5 ways to get more sleep as a new mum

Robyn Newby from Linthorpe Beds is new to the world of motherhood, so she knows all about the difficulties you can face when juggling sleep with being a parent. Here, she shares her top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep after the birth of your little one. Having a baby is incredibly… Read More…

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