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 Pebble

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.

Solisco

Changing the concept of Transportation

Solisco have been working hard to change the concept of transportation this year, bringing us the Smart Energy & Transportation Charging Hub (SETCH) project.

The aim of the project is to change the way charging points are deployed by creating an Eco-system of mutually- supportive sources of micro-generation and EV-charging demand rather than the standalone charging posts implemented historically.

After winning the Innovate UK & Office for Low Emission Vehicles competition in 2018, and working with local authorities and universities to solve the challenges of electric vehicle charging in public spaces, they carried out a feasibility study including pre-planning applications, site surveys, execution strategies, full design and planning as well as cost analysis within a three month period in order to birth the SETCH project.

You can read more about the project at: https://solisco.co.uk/2019/11/04/our-collaboration-keele-university/