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However, if you would prefer to speak to a member of staff you can contact First Contact via ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angus Health and Social Care Partnership have a range of equipment solutions available for loan (free of charge) from Independent Living Angus. Small adaptations can also be arranged once owner/ landlord permissions have been obtained, usually free of charge. There is a weekly cost associated with the community alarm and tele-care service.
It is very important that the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership know that the equipment they loan is suitable for both you, other household members and your home.Loan options info
Angus Health and Social Care Partnership have an agreed list of loan items however there are other providers who exist that also supply similar items. As we have not checked their products we are unable to advise on their suitability. The guidance below offers basic advice if you are purchasing products yourself privately.Private Purchases PDF
Your answers have indicated that you would benefit from further information on choosing footwear for problems like swollen feet, arthritis, diabetes, odd sized feet or cold feet. You can find out information from NHS Inform at www.nhsinform.scot and search the Health A-Z guide. Alternatively there is also lots of information on foot care available on the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists web site https://www.scpod.org/foot-health/. Mobility shops in Angus may stock a range of footwear to suit people with problems like oedema, corns and bunions and very wide feet for example. If you have a problem with your feet that you cannot address with self-help you can contact your doctor for medical advice.
If you have a substantial and permanent vision loss in both eyes you may wish to register as blind or partially sighted. Registration simply means having your name added to a confidential list of people who have a permanent sight loss. Keeping this register allows Angus Council to meet the needs of people with a visual impairment and it is also required for certain financial benefits and consensus. Registration is entirely voluntary. Your Eye Consultant will say if you are medically eligible and then certify using form BP1 and will send this to Angus Council for recording. For further information contact First Contact on 01307 475242 or FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk.
First Contact offers support to all residents of Angus with a visual impairment. They can provide information about the benefits of registering as blind or partially sighted. For further information please phone 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gov.uk. The RNIB also offer a Talk and Support service, you can contact them on 0845 330 3723.
There are a range of equipment items that can help you if you have low vision or a visual impairment. For information and advice you can contact the Low Vision Aid Clinic in Dundee on 01382 632349 or Arbroath Infirmary on 01241 822550. If you require an appointment, you may need to be referred to them by your GP or Optometrist. You can also liaise with your local optometrist for advice on a range of topics relating to low vision including aids or accessories that help with glare. If you are looking for information on local optometrists in Angus, and their contact details, you can visit https://www.optical.org/en/utilities/online-registers.cfm and search for optometrists in your local area. Alternatively, you can contact First Contact on 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk. If you require information provided by Angus Council in an alternative format such as large print, audio or Braille please contact ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778. Angus Council can also provide an interpretation and translation service. To find out more information about this please contact the ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.
Your answers have indicated that you might benefit from further advice on solutions that may be available to you. You can call First Contact on 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk and they can provide free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment and may be able to offer advice on where your could trial equipment items.
If you have a permanent and severe sight impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses and are having difficulty in walking around safely and/or using public transport etc. you may benefit from further advice or assessment. You can contact First Contact on 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk and they can provide free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment or refer you for further assessment by our specialist provider. This service aims to identify practical problems that the person may be having, and offer support, guidance and training on travelling independently and in the use of appropriate mobility aids.
If you have a permanent and severe sight impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses and are having difficulty in walking around safely and/or using public transport etc. you may benefit from further advice or assessment. You can contact First Contact on 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk and they can provide free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment or refer you for further assessment by our specialist provider. This service aims to identify practical problems that the person may be having, determine a Rehab Training Programme, discuss any concerns that the person and/or their family/carer may have, make referrals to other agencies for services and offer advice and information. This service can also offer Mobility Training, so that you can learn how to use a white cane or other techniques to assist you to get around safely. The Rehabilitation Worker will also provide basic advice on Guide Dogs.
A range of large print books is available at all of the Libraries in Angus. There are library branches in each of the towns in Angus which are open 6 days a week. There is also a mobile library service which serves rural residents.To find out more information about your nearest library or the mobile library service, please contact the Accessline on 03452 777 778 or visit Angus Council's website www.angus.gov.uk and search libraries.
The RNIB provide a Sightline Directory which aims to help blind or partially sighted people. You can find further information about this on their website www.sightlinedirectory.org.uk or the RNIB website www.rnib.org.uk. The RNIB helpline is 0303 123 9999. If you like to find out whether there are any local services/ supports available, please contact First Contact on 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk.
In Angus, you can receive a Talking Disc or MP3 that outlines the local news. Equipment to access this service is also provided on a free loan basis, if you meet basic criteria. If you would like further information about this service, please contact First Contact on 01307 475242 or email FirstContact@angus.gcsx.gov.uk.
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