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If you would like information and advice on services available in angus you can visit the following websites
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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Help if you need to physically assist or lift the person you care for
You will find lots of information about how to get aids and adaptations on the Independent Living Angus site.
NHS Choices can also provide advice on manual handling and how you can get training if you are required to physically assist or lift the person you care for, whether this is with or without equipment. It is important that you make sure you are looking after your own well being as well as that of the person you care for.
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/ or you can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053.
Young Carer Grant - Angus
Young carers living in Scotland who are aged 16 to 18 years old may be entitled to an annual payment of around £300. To qualify, they must spend an average of 16 hours each week caring for a person who has a qualifying disability benefit.
The young carer can be providing care for more than one person and they can combine the hours of the people they care for to average 16 hours a week. The grant is paid once a year, up until the carer turns 19. There are no criteria on how the grant is spent, it could be used for things like new clothes, driving lessons or a holiday.
For more details go to www.angus.gov.uk/social_care_and_health/care_and_carers/young_carer_grant
If you are a young carer, you can also visit www.angusyoungcarers.org.uk for more information.