go2 Carers Wellbeing Providers
Looking after your health & wellbeing
The go2 Carers Wellbeing scheme is currently supported by 31 privates business across East Lancashire and beyond.
These 'providers' aim to support unpaid carers and help improve their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Each business offers a different discount exclusively for our carers.
To take advantage of these discounts, all you need to do is call us on 01254 387444 and request an ID card. Then call the provider, book your appointment and make sure you tell them you are a carer registered with Carers Link Lancashire. When you attend your appointment take the card with some form of ID and receive your discount!
To find out about the different providers and the discounts available download the latest edition of our wellbeing brochure. When we send you a card you will receive the brochure through the post.
Discounts often become available at short notice and are advertised on our Facebook page too.
Invest in your future self this Self Care Week (18 – 24 November) by making small changes that can make a big difference.
Think Self Care for Life is about making improvements in your life to protect your physical health and mental wellbeing.
Follow these small steps to a healthier you:
Get active; advice is to exercise for at least twenty minutes a day, it’s ideal if you can incorporate this into your day by ditching the car and walking to work, or walking the dog, taking the stairs or even dancing around the kitchen table to your favourite songs!
Eat well. We all know that healthy eating is crucial to our health so we can start by swapping unhealthy snacks for healthy options such as nuts, seeds and fruit. Ask your pharmacist for advice on managing your weight.
Make positive changes! Take steps to stop those bad habits that don’t serve you well. This Self Care Week make a plan to stop smoking, reduce your alcohol intake and get active! Your pharmacist can help with lifestyle changes such as weight management and stop smoking services.
Rest. A good’s night’s sleep is as essential to our health and wellbeing as eating healthily and exercising so, make sure you get the recommended 7-8 hours a night!
Stop! These days we lead such busy lives that we sometimes forget to slow down and stop. Find time in your day to just quieten your mind. Mindfulness or yoga might be helpful
Self Care Week is also about safely managing long term conditions and, understanding how to self-treat those common disturbances to normal good health, such as coughs, colds, sore throats etc. and taking advice from the pharmacist if you’re unsure of symptoms. We can also help with lifestyle advice.”