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Take care of yourself... and others

To mark Self Care Week Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) is encouraging people to make a commitment to do one thing differently in their lives now in order to look after themselves in the future.

Lincolnshire CVS works with many community organisations and support groups which help people look after their own health and wellbeing and its Volunteer Centres and Healthy Living service help people to keep active, involved, connected and supported.  It is also working closely with partners to raise awareness and make self care easier.

David Fannin, LCVS chief executive, said: "Everything Lincolnshire CVS does is about enabling individuals and communities to be happy and healthy and we are a natural champion of self care. 

"Taking more personal responsibility for healthy living helps you to keep healthier for longer and better manage long-term conditions when they do develop.  There are some really simple ways to look after yourself and it's never too early to act.

"Volunteering  can be an incredibly important part of self care as volunteers not only benefit their communities directly in the invaluable work they do, they also become stronger and more highly-skilled individuals who are less likely to need support services themselves.

"Volunteering need not be a long term, regular commitment, it can also be a one-off activity and fit around the time that people are able to give.  We have hundreds of volunteering opportunities that people can enjoy."

Find out more about volunteering at: www.lincolnshirecvs.org.uk