Asthma, damp and mould advice sessions

Anyone living in a home with damp and mould, and who has asthma, is welcome to attend an advice session with experts. 

This will be the third in a series of drop-in sessions, where NHS partners, Cardo representatives and council housing staff will be present to answer questions, offer mini asthma reviews and to provide guidance.

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’s centres, where families can come along and get advice and help on how to manage their child’s asthma.

“We want to see as many families as possible, and are planning future events with more help from the green doctor, Cardo and social prescribers, including input from your local GPs and hospital teams.” 

During the drop-in session, residents can:

• get advice about managing the child’s asthma, or their own
• check they know how to administer the inhaler and asthma medication
• talk to council housing representatives about any damp or mould issues in their council home
• speak to a Cardo representative about the mould remediation works taking place.

The next session is from 10am-12noon on Wednesday 29 May at Romsey Close Children’s Centre, Marish Primary School, Langley, SL3 8PE.

Councillor Paul Kelly, lead member for housing, highways, planning and transport, said: “These sessions offer a great opportunity to raise your concerns with someone in person and to receive expert advice in managing your child’s asthma, or even your own if you are also affected. 

“Resolving issues of damp and mould in the home will not cure the asthma, but it will help ease symptoms.” 

The NHS Healthier Together website has lots of advice on a range of topics, including fevers, coughs and colds, mental health, health for young people, safe sleeping, cost of living worries, and more.

Visit the asthma section to find out more and learn about asthma action plans.

Published: 21 May 2024