Self Care

Stay Well This Winter

You can enjoy good health this winter with advice and information from the new website. You can read about:

  • Preventing and treating coughs, colds and flu
  • Stocking up you medicine cabinet
  • Getting the best out of your local pharmacist
  • Planning ahead with prescriptions
  • Using the quick and simple symptom checker
  • Avoiding slipping in wintry conditions
  • Beating winter aches and pains
  • Where to get help when the doctors is closed
  • When to go to A & E

You can access the website by clicking the following link:

Dental/Oral Problems


If you have a dental/oral problem, which you believe requires urgent treatment, you have a number of options:

To contact your own dentist for treatment. If you are registered with Oasis Dental Care in Settle the telephone number is 01729 823642. Oasis do run a Sit and Wait service.

To contact the Dentistry Service at Settle Health Centre on 01756 701741. You would need to ring at 8.30am to book an appointment as there are limited appointments available for emergency conditions. Please note that dental services are available on Tuesday and Thursday in Settle, and on Wednesdays in Skipton.

To ring the 111 service for further advice.

To look at the ‘NHS Choices’ website for self- care information.

To visit a local pharmacy to obtain painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol, to help relieve the pain. You can buy these over the counter from your local pharmacist.

To text the word ‘dentist’ to 64746 or NHSGO from the area you need a dentist

Please note that you may have to pay for your treatment, depending on your circumstances

Self Care

Self  care is a way of looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s brushing your teeth, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise, is really important to help to keep yourself as well as possible. 

If you have a long-term condition, there are extra things you may need to consider, such as making changes to your diet, different types of exercise or different types of medication you may need to take.

It is important to stay active and do things that are important to you, such as gardening, seeing friends and family, going on holiday, or continuing to work where possible. Self care involves looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can’t do.

Living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of self care for everyone. You can take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, with support from the people involved in your care.

When you talk to your doctor, nurse or social care provider about your condition, you may want to discuss some of the things you need to do to stay well. Some of these will be things that you do yourself, such as eating healthily, exercising, or taking your medicines at the right time.

Four ‘virtual’ self care packs have been developed:

dementiaheart failureasthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

The packs have been developed for the person with the condition and are designed to support and empower people to feel more confident about self care, maintaining independence, control and responsibility. It is hopeful that the packs will be a useful resource, in supporting people to manage and understand their condition better.

For more information, please speak to your GP.

Click on the following links for Long Term Conditions

Click on the following links for Minor Ailments

Domestic Abuse Local Services
Young Carers

Action for Children

Action for children is committed to helping the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality. Action for Children are one of the UK’s largest children’s charities, their values-equality, passion and hope – ensure that children are the center of everything they do.

Looking after someone at home?

You might be a young carer. As a young carer, you might be helping by:

  • Doing shopping
  • Doing cooking
  • Doing cleaning
  • Doing washing
  • Providing personal care, eg. giving medication
  • Lifting someone
  • Listening to someone’s problems
  • Keeping someone company

The person you care for may be your:

Parent, Grandparent, Brother or sister

Why do we want to help?

Caring for a parent or relative can be hard for children or young people. It can affect your experience at school, your friendships and your future. At our Young Care Support yours project, we will:

  • Give you the chance to be yourself
  • Give you space
  • Listen to anything you want to talk about
  • Give advice or find out information if you need it
  • Enable you to spend time with young people in the same situation

We believe young carers deserve the same opportunities as other young people.

We want you to be able to enjoy:

  • Going out with friends
  • Having time to yourself
  • Your time at school
  • Planning for the future
  • Being away from home and not worrying about the person you care for.

The young persons service welcomes referrals from any person with knowlege and concern for the young carer.

Service Coordinator – Hayley Paterson

Action for Children Harrogate, Craven and Selby Services

Young Carers Service

Spring Riverbank Childrens Centre

Gilmore Street,