Damp and mould asthma advice session

Council and health partners will be running information sessions about how to help asthma issues if you are living in a property with damp or mould. 

Working in partnership with the NHS, the damp and mould advice sessions will involve representatives from Slough Borough Council, Frimley Health Foundation Trust, Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System, The Green Doctor, Osborne, and social prescribers.

The sessions will be focused on families with young children. 

Councillor Paul Kelly, lead member for highways, housing and transport, said: “Having these information sessions with health partners will be a real benefit to any residents who would like some tips about managing their child’s asthma, while ensuring home conditions don’t worsen it. They will offer practical tips and solutions on how to make your child's home safer for asthma. I thank our partners for getting involved in this joint initiative.” 

Katie Hannant, Clinical Respiratory lead CYP Frimley ICS, said: “We know that living in a damp home can have a negative impact on children and young people who have asthma. We are running health and housing events at the local children centres where families can come along and get advice and help on how to manage their child’s asthma, including inhaler technique and asthma action plans and information on how to make your home as safe as possible.

“The teams from Slough Borough Council and Frimley Health will be there to answer questions and make access to these services easy for families.

“We are really looking forward to seeing how we can help as many families as possible, and are planning future events with more help from The Green Doctor, Osborne and social prescribers, including input from your local GPs and hospital teams.” 

The dates of the next sessions are:
•    19 March - Britwell Centre, Wentworth Avenue, Slough, SL2 2DT, 10am-12noon
•    29 May – Romsey Close Children's Centre, Marish Primary School, Langley, SL3 8PE, 10am – 12noon
•    17 July – Romsey Close Children's Centre, Marish Primary School, Langley, SL3 8PE, 10am – 12noon

Published: 7 March 2024