Health is Wealth

Did you get your blood pressure checked?

Yesterday we had a visit from the British heart foundation. Tenants visited ‘the pressure table’ between 11am and 3pm to get a quick health review and some great tips on healthy eating.

Approximately 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure; one third of people with high blood pressure do not know that they have it. Most people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms, others experience symptoms such as sweating or headaches.

Lack of attention to the little things mean most individuals do not think they need their blood pressure checked, resulting in health risks they may not be aware of till it is too late. Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure and ways to improve/ manage a healthy lifestyle.

A quick check goes a long way.

Apprenticeships with PebblePad

Providing Apprenticeships

PebblePad are switching individuals onto the power of learning and earning my providing apprenticeship opportunities through the University of Wolverhampton. Their most recent apprenticeship is Digital and Technology Solutions which is currently provided to 6 apprentices. This programme allows Pebble to teach valuable skills need by business while providing industry experience and supporting.

To read more about Pebble and their Apprentices’ experiences visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/2020/february-2020/company-gets-switched-on-to-apprenticeships.php

For more information about Apprenticeships visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/business-services/apprenticeships/

 

Telford Crisis Support Appeal

In the build up to Christmas, Lorraine Page (Business Centre Coordinator) arranged a donation drive at the e-Innovation and ‘Business and Technology’ Centres for the TCS (Telford Crisis Support) Foodbank.

They focused on toiletries and essentials as these items are rarely donated in bulk to the Fooodbank, but are always in demand.

In total, 24 trays of essentials, such as toothpaste, shower gels, soaps and beauty products were donated to boost TCS’s stocks and help towards its mission that no one need go without the basic essentials to keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed, clean, clothed and warm.

TCS thanked Lorraine and all the companies that took part and made a contribution.

Bronze Software Lab Wins Award!!

Bronze Software Wins KPMG Award!

Congratulations to Bronze Software Lab on winning KPMG’s ‘Best British Tech Pioneers of the Year 2020’ award for ’The Tribe Project’.

The project addresses care inequality by dealing with situations where care provision is inadequate or nonexistent. The project merges the latest advances in digital innovation through AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning with decades of community development experience to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and socially isolated people, particularly the ageing population in a time where national care is at a strain.

BronzeLab CEO Richard Howells