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How to survive your summer

When the heat is on, so are the health risks as we get older. A new guide offers to help us survive the summer temperatures. KEEPING COOL Published by Independent Age, Summer wise gives tips to help you cope in hot weather. It covers how to look after yourself, keeping your home cool and how to spot the signs of ...
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Prayer guide leads the search for home

Pray for those longing for a home – such as the UK’s 320,000 homeless people and 69 million displaced souls worldwide. That’s the message of a new resource which raises awareness of housing needs. Published by the Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society, Octave offers prayers not only for MMHS residents, staff and Board members – but also for carers, homeless people, ...
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ISLAND GIRL IS MADE FOR MISSION

Childhood in remote Wales prepared Gwenda Watson for a future life of mission. She went from living in one of the smallest island communities – to helping husband Victor run one of Britain’s biggest Methodist churches. GWENDA'S STORY Gwenda (pictured) shares her story in the Summer edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots – which is not only being distributed among our ...
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Love under apartheid

It was an African union that wasn’t allowed, says the lead story in the spring edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots. Mannie and Lynn (pictured) came from different communities in apartheid-governed South Africa. ENJOY PEACE Interracial marriages were not allowed those days. So the couple went to England and were married there. Mannie became a Methodist minister. Now the two of ...
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Power to people with chronic illness

Knowledge is power. That’s the message from a new resource for people with chronic illness. The 48-page guide Living Well With Long Term Health Conditions by Independent Age points out that anyone can have a chronic illness – but as we get older they become more common. LIVE WELL However, the publication looks at how to live well, how to ...
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Home in on independence

What help do you need to stay independent at home? Do you need to adapt your house or flat to make it more suitable? Do you simply need a hand with the garden? These important aspects of wellbeing are part of the Society’s work in caring for our residents. We also keep you informed about other useful sources for further ...
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New number for gas repairs

A new phone number for all your gas repairs has been issued by British Gas. 0333 202 9797 replaces the existing one for gas call-outs that has featured on our website and in the Tenants’ Handbook. And it remains a 24-hour line. We have a contract with British Gas to carry out such essential tasks as safety checks and boiler servicing ...
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‘Amazing ministry’ marks 70 years

We look back on ‘an amazing ministry’ that’s been running since 1948. With those words, our CEO Mairi Johnstone launched an eight-page edition of our newsletter Roof ‘n’ Roots. This special summer issue is part of our 70th anniversary celebrations, and was proudly displayed – alongside some delicious cupcakes – on our exhibition stand at the Methodist Conference at Nottingham ...
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