Archive by category Public Health

Brushing Buddies programme set to expand

Brushing Buddies programme set to expand

More than 1,300 children in Nottingham have benefited from a public health programme to promote the importance of brushing their teeth. Brushing Buddies was launched in November 2015 with the intention of helping improve levels of dental health among infants. It started out at 25 nurseries and pre-schools in targeted areas of the city and […]

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Give your views on autism

People are being asked for their views on making Nottingham better for autistic people at two engagement events. The ‘Listening and Sharing’ workshops have been arranged by the Nottingham Autism Co-Production Group and the aim is to hear from autistic people, their parents and carers about what is working well in the city and what […]

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10th anniversary of pioneering disabled toilet designed in Nottingham

10th anniversary of pioneering disabled toilet designed in Nottingham

An international concept, born and developed in Nottingham, which has ‘changed the lives’ of disabled people is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Back in 2006 a project team from Nottingham City Council created a new type of disabled toilet which was introduced in Greyhound Street, off Old Market Square. The toilets are specially-designed for children and […]

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Make sure babies are sleeping safely this summer

Make sure babies are sleeping safely this summer

Public health experts are reminding parents, carers and grandparents to remember the importance of safer sleeping for babies during the summer holidays. Risks increase significantly at this time of year as families spend longer periods of time away from home and sleeping routines change. Officials at Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils have teamed up […]

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Council announces winners of Smokefree Summer poster competition

Council announces winners of Smokefree Summer poster competition

The winning designs have been chosen in Nottingham City Council’s poster competition to promote its Smokefree Summer. Six winners have been selected from four city schools and their designs will now be turned into large, eye-catching posters to advertise family events over the coming days and weeks where smokers will be asked not to light […]

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Black minority ethnic community members needed for health focus groups

Black minority ethnic community members needed for health focus groups

Nottingham City Council is seeking the views of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Nottingham City to help the council fully understand the health needs of their population and how they can work with the council to make Nottingham a happier and healthier city. Research by the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and […]

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