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Look after yourself during self care week

[M]embers of the public are invited to make the most of free health and wellbeing stalls in Barrow as part of national Self-Care Awareness Week.

The event, which is running as part of the work being carried out in the Alfred Barrow and Barrow town Integrated Care Communities, working with public health colleagues, aims to raise awareness of how people can take care of their own health and wellbeing.

Marie Rogers, Case Manager for the Alfred Barrow Integrated Care Community said: “We want to encourage as many people as possible to come along to this event and meet a variety of professionals who can offer tips and advice on staying well and happy in the community.

“Everyone is welcome to drop in on the day whether their aim is to prevent illness, understand how to look after minor ailments or manage long term conditions.”

A variety of services will be represented at the event providing information and advice on how to stay well at home. These include; Cancer Care, the Fire and Rescue Service, The Well, Furness Carers, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.

Additionally, on the day the local Case Managers will be on hand to carry out blood pressure checks with attendees along with offering advice on how to make any improvements.

Dr Farhan Amin, GP at Burnett Edgar Medical GP Surgery said: “This event is a brilliant way to empower local people to take control of their own health and happiness. We hope that the event will highlight some of the great services and activities in the community which can provide people with opportunities to improve their wellbeing.”

The community event will take place at the Market Hall in Barrow-in-Furness on Wednesday 15th November. Members of the public are welcome to drop in at any time between 10am and 1pm.

Self-Care Week is running from 13th to the 19th November.

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