For practical ways to look after yourself, and stay independent for longer, our Independence and wellbeing team may be able to help - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 9284 1762.
Stay strong and steady on your feet to avoid falls
We all occasionally trip or lose our balance, but certain health conditions and medication can make falls more likely, or the injuries more serious. To stay steady on your feet, it's important to stay active, have your sight and hearing checked regularly, look after your feet, and fix any loose carpets or other hazards at home.
Search falls on the Healthwatch directory for help with this.
Socialise and have fun
Having friends you can rely on can be as good for your wellbeing as being a non-smoker and maintaining a healthy weight. Luckily, there's plenty going on in Portsmouth to help you meet new people.
Search social on the Healthwatch directory to find details of transport services, online forums, telephone helplines and befrienders.
Eat well and drink plenty of water
If your health condition, disability or medication affects your diet, search healthy eating on the Healthwatch Directory for tips tailored to different appetites, tastes and abilities.
Also search cooking for accessible courses to help you try your hand at new recipes, or meals for lunch and dinner clubs and meals delivery with no cooking required.
Look after the pennies
Most people will need to pay towards their care and support, so planning ahead can help to stretch your funds further.
For personalised financial advice look for an independent financial advisor on the Healthwatch Directory, or visit our money advice page for more general advice and resources.