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Public and Patient Information

Reading Well for Long Term Conditions

Reading Well for Long Term Conditions covers general information about living with a long term condition, as well as a focus on conditions such as diabetes and stroke and common symptoms such as pain and fatigue.

The list includes titles to support the carers, friends and families of people living with a long term condition, which are availiable from public libraries in England. The list can be accessed by clicking on the link above.  Further information on the books is also availiable by clicking here.

Reading well


Useful Resources

Please click below for useful links to national and local support organisations. Further information can be found under Related Publications:

NHS Choices


Cruse Bereavement Care

Macmillan Cancer Support

Vicitim Support


National Domestic Violence Helpline


Citizen's Addvice Bureau (CAB)

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

Durham County Carers Support

Darlington & Co Durham Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital