Important Update - Moved!

Active Healthcare Services has gone through some exciting changes in the past few weeks! Our West Lothian bases along with our Head Office has merged into one as we moved into a new, bigger building!

 

 

Don’t worry, we haven’t gone far, we’re just a stone throw away from our old Head Office & Livingston base as we’ve set up Active’s new home at 12 Almondvale South, EH54 6NB or what most of you may know as the old Royal Bank of Scotland building that sits right outside the centre.

 

 

An image of our new building including our new signs

Our new building, now with all the new signs up to show the world who we are and what we do! Over a month onward after the move and we are very proud of how great the new building is looking on both the inside and the outside.

 

Our service users and staff members are loving all the space and new activities that it allows as well as the new property being fully accessible for everyone and being easy to reach via car, public transport and is within walking
distance from where we used to be at Grampian Court.

 

Our service users and support workers have been incredible at adapting to this big change.

Although it is the main hub for our service users in West Lothian, we encourage Service
users from all areas to come and visit the new bases on the ground floor where we have many things going on, including computer spaces, a gaming room and even a music room! We will add more and more activities as time goes on such as a sensory room and arts and crafts room.

 

Of course we know that change can be daunting, especially for our service users and their families/carers. If you have any questions or concerns about our move, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01506 239320, or email us at info@activehealthcare.org.uk.

 

CURRENT INFORMATION - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are open and supporting service users through the current pandemic. Read on for further information on COVID-19

 

Generally, coronavirus can cause severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease.

 

The most common symptoms are a new:

  • Continuous cough
  • Fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)

Some people will have more serious symptoms, including pneumonia or difficulty breathing, which might require admission to hospital.

 

If you have developed symptoms (however mild) in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms and arrange to be tested. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy, or hospital.

 

You should remain at home until you get the result of the test, and then follow the advice you will be given on the result.

 

People can become infected when droplets land directly on them or they touch contaminated objects and surfaced. That is why good respiratory hygiene and hand washing are so important.

The virus might also spread by people 2 days before developing symptoms or by those who don’t develop symptoms at all.

 

You can reduce your risk of getting and spreading the infection by:

  • Avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Maintaining good hand hygiene.
  • Avoiding direct contact with people that have a respiratory illness and avoid using their personal items such as their mobile phone.
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues and disposing of them in the nearest waste bin after use.
  • Following the guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection if someone in your household has symptoms.
  • Making sure everyone in the household follows the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus advice as much as possible and to stay away from other people.
  • Making sure everyone in your household follows the physical distancing advice, especially anyone in a vulnerable group.
  • Helping those at extremely high risk of severe illness with coronavirus to follow the shielding advice.
  • You can’t catch coronavirus from food, but it is possible to catch it if you touch an infected surface or object and then touch your mouth or nose.

Wash your hands regularly

Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol hand sanitiser before eating and drinking, and after coughing, sneezing, and going to the toilet.

 

For further information and latest advice:

www.nhsinform.scot  Coronavirus (COVID-19)

www.gov.scot               Coronavirus