For useful advice on choosing footwear for problems like swollen feet, arthritis, diabetes, odd sized feet or cold feet visit http://www.peacocks.net. There is also lots of information on foot care available on the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists web site ‘feet for life’ (visit www.feetforlife.org). Mobility shops in Newcastle Upon Tyne stock a range of footwear to suit people with problems like oedema, corns and bunions and very wide feet for example. You can also find out more by contacting Peacocks on 0191 276 9600. If you have a problem with your feet that you cannot address with self-help you can contact your doctor for medical advice. PEACOCKS CITY CENTRE SHOP (soon to be the North East Foot Centre): 1 St Thomas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LE Tel: 0191 276 9606, Fax: 0191 276 9606, www.northeastfootcentre.co.uk, www.peacocks.net
Your answers have indicated that you might benefit from being shown how to use a dressing stick. You can call Disability North on 0191 284 0480 and ask for advice or an appointment. They offer free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment including dressing aids. The OT there can advise and demonstrate equipment and you will be able to trial a dressing stick. DISABILTY NORTH: The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tynes & Wear, NE3 1PH. Tel: 0191 2840480, Fax: 0191 2130910, Text: 18001 0191 284 0480, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.disabilitynorth.org.uk/index.html
Disability North offers free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment including dressing aids. The OT there can advise and demonstrate equipment and you will be able to trial aids. Disability North can be contacted on 0191 284 0480 to make an appointment. DISABILTY NORTH: The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tynes & Wear, NE3 1PH. Tel: 0191 2840480, Fax: 0191 2130910, Text: 18001 0191 284 0480, Email: email@example.com, Website: www.disabilitynorth.org.uk/index.html
Your answers have indicated that you might benefit from being shown how to do up or undo buttons, hooks or zips use a dressing stick. You can call Disability North on 0191 284 0480 and ask for advice or an appointment. They offer free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment including dressing aids. The OT there can advise and demonstrate equipment and you will be able to trial a dressing stick. DISABILTY NORTH: The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tynes & Wear, NE3 1PH. Tel: 0191 2840480, Fax: 0191 2130910, Text: 18001 0191 284 0480, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.disabilitynorth.org.uk/index.html
If you're worried about getting help if you have an accident at home or fall ill suddenly, a community alarm and telecare equipment may be useful to help you live confidently and independently. The Community Care Alarm Service is run by Your Homes Newcastle and provides support services and equipment if you are an older person, disabled or have other special needs. Anyone living in Newcastle can join the service, regardless of the type of accommodation you live in. A special alarm unit can be installed in your home, which automatically connects to the 24-hour response centre if you press the alarm button. When you press the alarm, an operator in the response centre can speak to you through your alarm unit and give you advice, or contact your family, a doctor or the emergency services. You can also wear a personal pendant round your home, which acts like a portable alarm button. You can choose the basic package, which consists of the alarm unit and personal pendent. Other packages are available at an extra cost and include additional items of telecare equipment and the mobile warden service. Mobile wardens are available 24 hours a day and are sent to your home to help you in an emergency. For more information please call 0191 278 8699 or visit their website: www.yhn.org.uk/housing_services/community_care_alarm_service.aspx Community Care Alarm Service, YHN House, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7LX Email: email@example.com Fax: 0191 278 7755, Minicom: 0191 278 7754, Cost: There may be a cost to this service/support
Active Newcastle is a service which encourages people become more physically active in Newcastle. Their website www.activenewcastle.co.uk provides information about the range of sporting / leisure centre venues, how to get there and what is involved in different activities. It also provides information about how to obtain leisure discout cards. There are a wide range of clubs and groups in Newcastle that provide activities specifically for people in the city aged 50 and over. To find out more telephone: 0191 278 3129 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.activenewcastle.co.uk
Newcastle Families Information Service is a free service for all families, which provides impartial information, advice and assistance. It provides services including: * Finding and choosing childcare * Childcare and activity brokerage - working with you and providers to arrange a package of provision, which meets your needs and the needs of your children. * Childcare finance, checking whether you have taken up all possible entitlements, including free early education * Schools choice and admissions advice * Advice on working or training in childcare and becoming a registered childminder * Holiday activity information packs. It also provides information about: * Things to do and places to go, including sports, play, youth clubs and leisure * Support, activities and services for children with disabilities and their families * Parenting and family support services * Sure Start Children's Centres * Clubs and organisations for parents, carers and young people * Training and learning opportunities * Volunteering and community organisations * Health services * Advice and counselling services. For more information please visit the website www.newcastlefis.org.uk/kb5/newcastle/fsd/home.page or ring 0191 277 4133. Newcastle Carers also provide dedicated support and information to adult carers caring for someone living in Newcastle.ite provides support to unpaid carers who care for a family member or friend who is ill, disabled or has mental health or drug and alcohol problems. It providse a range of information and support services to help improve the quality of life for Newcastle carers. They are based at 135-139 Shields Road in Byker and will carry out a confidential assessment based upon your circumstances and the person you care for. They can provide you with support to suit you best, such as telephone support 0191 275 5060, home visit, a Centre visit or by email at email@example.com. Once you are registered you have full access to all of their services. For more information visit their website www.newcastlecarers.org.uk
Information NOW is the information and advice website for people over 50 in Newcastle, their families and carers. Visit www.informationnow.org.uk to find out more.
Disability North is a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria. Disability North is a user led registered charity which works with, and for, disabled people, empowering them to maximise the control they have over their own lives. The Service Team can provide information and advice on equipment and activities for daily living (ADL), benefits and Direct Payments as well as advising on many other aspects of disability and signposting to other organisations who can help. Contact Disability North on 0191 2840480 , firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.disabilitynorth.org.uk/index.html.
An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you: start working; stay in work; move into self-employment or start a business. The grant is not for business start-up costs. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits. To make a claim you need to contact Access to Work (by telephone 0345 268 8489; Textphone: 0345 608 8753 or email email@example.com), print the Access to Work eligibility letter (available to download from www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-eligibility-letter-for-employees-and-employers) and take it to your employer or to a job interview. Then when an adviser contacts you and your employer, tell them about the help and support you need. More information is available on the Access to Work website www.gov.uk/access-to-work . DISABILITY NORTH provides help, information & advice for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deaf/blind people. Support and advice is available to those with a disability regarding returning to or getting into employment. Disability North has an extensive range of catalogues, leaflets and information relating to both equipment and national and local community services. They can: advise you about specific equipment and services, send out brochures or information which may be useful to you, help you find products, information and suppliers. There is also a limited range of equipment available for demonstration purposes. For more information please call 0191 2840480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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