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: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 0191 278 7755, Minicom: 0191 278 7754, Cost: There may be a cost to this service/support
Disability North is a specialist demonstration centre for disability equipment offering free and impartial advice and an opportunity to try the equipment for yourself. If you would like advice or would like to try equipment before you purchase please ring 0191 2840480 or email email@example.com. Website: www.disabilitynorth.org.uk/index.html
"At some point in our lives, many of us due to illness, disability or old age will need some form of help and support with everyday things like getting washed, dressing or cooking a meal. This help and support is often called social care. Asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing to do, however, Newcastle City Council provides a range of social care services to suit people's needs. Visit newcastle.gov.uk and search for Social Care and Health. In addition, Community Health & Social Care Direct is a dedicated team of officers who are your first point of contact if you feel you need social care help and support from Newcastle City Council. Contact them on 0191 2788 377, firstname.lastname@example.org address or text phone 01912788359. If you are finding it difficult to prepare your own meals you may want to consider arranging to have hot meals delivered to your home. Newcastle City Council is one of many organisations who provide a 'Meals at home' service. more information is available on the website: www.newcastle.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/care-and-support-adults/types-care-services/long-term-services/meals-home?opendocument . Address: Community Health and Social Care Direct, 2nd Floor,
If you would like to request a Free Fire Safety Check please contact the Fire Service on 0191 444 1500 (or email email@example.com) and ask for the Community Fire Safety Department. If you say that you are calling to request a fire safety check they will arrange this for you. The length of time that you wait for this service will depend on the demand that the Fire Service have at the time. There is no charge made for this service at the current time and they will fit smoke alarms free of charge where required.
MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. there is a local branch based in the Wellbeing Centre on Dundmuir Grove in Gateshead. For more information you can ring 0191 477 4545; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MIND website www.tynesidemind.org.uk . Mental Health Matters (MHM) was established 30 years ago by families and carers in the North East to provide support and care for people they loved with mental health problems. You can visit their website www.mentalhealthmatters.com. At MHM their fully trained, dedicated, experienced and caring staff work, with partner organisations, to deliver comprehensive services to meet a full range of personal needs, in a seamless manner, to help vulnerable people to develop, ‘recover’ and move on to independent living whenever possible.MHM provide support covering many aspects of individual's lives: from psychological and well-being therapeutic recovery interventions through to everyday employment, housing, independent and community support needs. They aim to enable each individual to recover and / or move towards their own independence and well-being. MHM also seeks to strengthen the voice, rights and independence of their users, carers friends and families and to challenge the stigmas and negative attitudes that are still associated with mental health, learning disability and addiction. To find out more telephone: 0191 516 3500; fax: 0191 549 7298; email: email@example.com; or visit the website: www.mentalhealthmatters.com
Your local Alzheimer's Society office in Newcastle provides a range of support services for people with dementia, their families and carers it provides advice and support to people with dementia and their carers. They are based at The Beacon on Westgate Road and can be contacted on 0191 298 3989 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Services provided include Information; advice; support; carer education; and Outreach support. Alternatively more information is available on their website www.alzheimers.org.uk.
You have answered that you drink alcohol every day, or that your family/friends are concerned about the amount you drink. If you would like help with this Drinkline is a free confidential telephone helpline, which offers information and advice on alcohol to anyone concerned or worried about their own drinking. It also offers advice to family and friends by providing information on the support available. Please ring 0300 123 1110 for more information. Opening Hours: Weekdays 9am - 8pm, Weekends 11.00am - 4pm
It is important to remember that there could be many reasons for having memory loss. Memory loss does not necessarily indicate dementia. If you are worried, speak to your GP. Website: www.healthcentre.org.uk/medical-centres/find-newcastle-upon-tyne.html Many of us notice that our memory gets worse as we get older, but it can be difficult to tell whether this is a sign of an underlying condition like dementia. Talking about dementia can be frightening, but seeking help early offers the best chance of getting the right support, advice and treatment. Alzheimer's Society can give helpful advice, this is not to say your memory loss is dementia related however this service will be able to give you advice and guidance on helping with these issues. You can contact the national Helpline on 0300 222 11 22 or the local branch on 0191 298 3989 to find out more about secific services available in Newcastle. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
You have suggested that you are at risk of getting confused or muddled when you go out and may not be able to find your way home. Often talking this over with an organisation or with someone who understands this difficulty can either allay your fears or give you advice on what to do. The Alzheimer's Society can give helpful advice, this is not to say your memory loss is dementia related however this service will be able to give you advice and guidance on helping with these issues. Talking about dementia can be frightening, but seeking help early offers the best chance of getting the right support, advice and treatment. Alzheimer's Society can give helpful advice, this is not to say your memory loss is dementia related however this service will be able to give you advice and guidance on helping with these issues. You can contact the national Helpline on 0300 222 11 22 or the local branch on 0191 298 3989 to find out more about secific services available in Newcastle. Email (local): email@example.com Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk If you are worried, speak to your GP. Many of us notice that our memory gets worse as we get older, but it can be difficult to tell whether this is a sign of an underlying condition like dementia. Find your Local GP - Website: www.healthcentre.org.uk/medical-centres/find-newcastle-upon-tyne.html
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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