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Ask SARA - helping you find useful advice and products that make daily living easier.

Use AskSARA to find products and advice that make independent living easier. It's particularly useful if you are not sure what items might help you. There are three easy steps: Choose from a list of topics Answer some questions Receive a personalised report with impartial…

Best ways to pay off your debts (The Money Advice Service)

Find out about the different ways to deal with debts if you are falling behind with day-to-day bills, loan and credit card repayments or other financial commitments, like your rent or mortgage. Then get some free debt advice before you make a decision. For more…

Blue Badge disabled parking scheme (NHS Choices)

If you have severe mobility problems that make using public transport difficult, you may be able to get a 'Blue Badge' parking permit for your car. This lets you park closer to places you wish to visit, such as in marked disabled parking bays. You…

The Box of Trix Directory - Equipment and Technology

The Box of Trix directory contains useful information relating to the use of simple, relatively low cost assistive technology. To view the directory, please see the downloads section to the right of this page, The PDF document is for printing purposes. You can use it to encourage…

Breathing exercise for stress (NHS Choices)

This calming breathing technique for stress, anxiety and panic takes just a few minutes and can be done anywhere. You will get the most benefit if you do it regularly, as part of your daily routine. You can do it standing up, sitting in a…

Dealing with the debts of someone who has died (The Money Advice Service)

Dealing with the death of a partner or family member is sometimes even more difficult when you have to sort out their debts. Our guide gives you advice on how to sort out someone’s debt after he or she has died. You can also seek…

Depression self-assessment tool (NHS Choices)

There are many symptoms of depression, including low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lethargy and sleep problems. The more symptoms someone has, the more likely they are to be depressed.This test will help you to assess whether you could be suffering from depression. Give answers based on…

Disabilities Support

Page in development If you or someone you know has disabilities, there are many organisations, groups and activities listed here on Staffordshire Connects that you can access. If you are under 25, and have learning disabilities, our SEND Local Offer section can provide you with all the information…

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs)

You could get a grant if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to: widen doors and install ramps  improve access to rooms and facilities - eg stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom  provide a heating system suitable for your needs …

Do I have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?

STIs do not always have symptoms but can have consequences if they are not treated. If you think you might be at risk of having an STI then you can be tested easily at one of Staffordshire’s sexual health clinics. If your test returns positive…
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