KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 31 YEARS a difference as a volunteer? Could you make Making time for care

Lakeland Care prides itself on ‘Making Time for Care’ by providing the best personal and social care for residents and acting as a key part of the extended family to ensure a bespoke support for each resident’s family and friends

le us be part o the family’ ‘We’re here to help -

Holmewood Cockermouth 01900 828664

Hames Hall Cockermouth 01900 827601

Chichester Hall Silloth

016973 32478

West Cumbria Carers is a registered charity which supports carers in Copeland and Allerdale.

A carer is anyone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Volunteers play an important part in the work we do and the services we provide to support carers. We are looking for volunteers who could do any of the following:

Sitters regularly visit the cared for. This allows the carer to have a valuable break for a few hours with the peace of mind that comes with knowing the person they care for is being safely looked after. However, this does not include personal care needs.

Drivers help carers to attend vital health appointments or a support session/activity/event that otherwise would be missed.

Counsellors provide this specialist form of therapy to those that need it as a result of their caring role.

Carer Supporters can regularly visit or contact someone who needs help in building confidence or becoming socially active again.

Carers Champions raise awareness of our services with carers and the general public. They help us to identify carers who may wish to receive our support.

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Loft Conversions • Glazing • Guttering • Building Maintenance • Sash Cords • Dry & Wet Rot Treatment

• Replacement Doors • Fencing • Flat Roofs • Laminate Floors • Traditional Floorboards

Storm/Flood Damage Insurance work undertaken

T. 01900 829 791 M. 07548 548 955 • Fully Insured • Time-Served

3 Lawson Garth Brigham Cockermouth CA13 0SX QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP

CONSTRUCTION Local Specialist in

•landscaping and fencing 01900 825297

COCKERMOUTH •driveways & pathways

•patios •walling • 07989 263 905 Ed Mooney

77 Gable Avenue, Cockermouth Fully Qualified and Insured


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Are you ready to place an advert in The Cockermouth Post?

Please call Helen or Mike Craine on 01900 824655 or email


Cracked heels can lead to a miserable summer.

I hate to see folk wearing sandals with dry, thick, cracked callus around the back of their heels!

Why do cracked heels make an appearance in the summer months?

The skin on the soles of our feet has a much harder job than anywhere else on our body. Skin, as an organ, allows perspiration, waterproofs, houses nerve endings and protects deeper structures. The skin on our feet also takes our full body weight for thousands of steps each day. Skin needs to be supple, so that it stretches and deforms according to the demands placed on it. Any changes in hydration of the skin can lead to callus formation if there is pressure or friction. Summertime and hotter weather can reduce the hydration and the skin just dries out.

Backless shoes or sandals allow the heels to move against the sole of the footwear more,

increasing friction and pressure. The skin can also ‘bulge’ over the outer edge of a sandal. All this increased pressure, reduced hydration and callus can cause splits, or fissures in the skin. These can be very painful, a risk of infection and a source of embarrassment for many.

If you have cracked heels, a podiatrist can easily rectify the problem in no time by reducing the callus and healing any fissures. Once the skin is in good condition again it’s important to look at preventing the problem reoccurring.

Try to wear sandals that hold on to the back of the foot if you are walking any distance or standing for prolonged periods. Use a quality, urea-based, foot cream on a daily basis and use a foot file to reduce the hard skin.

Visit your podiatrist if you have any concerns about cracked heels, don’t suffer in silence.

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Further, more detailed, information on our volunteer opportunities can be found on our website together with our online volunteer application pack. Alternatively, if you prefer to complete an application form in writing, just call us and we can post an application pack to you. Or call into our offices.

Just think… your individual skills, strengths and life experience could be used to really make a difference to the lives of our Carers where you live, as well as making a difference to your own life.

If you would like more information or to book a place, please call West Cumbria Carers on 01900 821976.


Adele Holmes D.Pod.M, M.Ch.S, S.R.Ch, HCPC Regd. Podiatrist/Chiropodist 01900 826980

If you would like to make an appointment please contact

or 20 Laithwaite Close, Cockermouth, CA13 0AQ

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