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Information and Advice
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 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.
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
Feeling Safe and Sound - Local information
Angus Community Alarm Service
Angus Council provide a Community Alarm Service. They can fit an alarm unit in your home that operates through your phone line. If the alarm is activated, a member of their call centre will contact you and assistance can be provided from community alarm teams who are based in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie and Forfar.
The Community Alarm Service provide a 24-hour service, every day of the year, at a weekly charge of £4.90. A community alarm can be provided if you have an illness, are frail or have a disability which limits your ability to live at home alone, have been in hospital and need some extra support when you come home, or have someone caring for you who needs extra support.
A range of accessories can also be provided with your community alarm system, such as a falls detector. A falls detector will raise an automatic call to the monitoring centre, who in turn will arrange assistance through a responder. There is an additional charge of £1.00 per week for accessories.
There are also a few items which you can trial for a period of 4 weeks if you are not sure whether they will be suitable for you - ie an Echo dot, remote control plugs, night lights.
To request a community alarm or to find out our more about the accessories or equipment items available to trial, you can discuss this with your community care worker or contact the the ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.
If you have fallen, or are worried about falling, you can contact the Falls Service in Angus for information and advice on 01356 666 085.
I have fallen in my home and am worried about further falls
You have indicated that you have fallen in your home and you are worried about having more falls. There can be a variety of reasons for why you might have fallen, so it is important to consider these to try and reduce further falls from occurring. Please visit www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/falls for further information from NHS inform.
In Angus there is a falls service, which you can contact for advice and information on 01356 665170.
Alternatively, you can email Tay-UHB.email@example.com. The falls service can provide a full assessment of your situation and make recommendations that may help you reduce the risks of falls. They can also refer you on to other services that may be able to assist.
Upwards and Onwards - What to do if you fall
The Upwards and Onwards film can be found on NHS Inform and explains several things to do with falling.
- How to get up from a fall.
- What to do if you can't get up.
- How to prevent falls.
You can either watch the whole film or a specific section.
Visit www.nhsinform.scot and search for 'What to do if you fall' to find the videos.
There is also a leaflet attached which describes how you can help someone if they fall.
RECOMMENDED - We would advise that you arrange a fire safety check
You may benefit from arranging a fire safety check.
If you would like to request a free fire safety check, please contact the fire service by using the details below.
Website: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Phone: 0800 0731 999
When phoning, please state that you are requesting a fire safety check. The waiting list for this service is dependent on how busy the fire service is at the time.
There is no charge made for this service at the current time and they will fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
If you are worried about how you would hear a smoke alarm at night without your hearing aids, you can discuss this with the fire service. There are a range of solutions available that may assist you, with some of these solutions being linked to a community alarm provided by Angus Council.
Book a memory box from your local library
If you would like to stimulate conversation for people with dementia, memory boxes can be booked out from your local library if you are a member.
For more information, please visit www.angusalive.scot/libraries
Kirriemuir Connections is a dementia friendly community hub offering information, advice and support to people living with dementia, their carers and families. This service works in partnership with Alzheimer's Scotland and Angus Carers Centre.
If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch using the details below.
Website: Kirriemuir Connections
Phone: 01575 573805
Mobile: 077361 56144
We are also trying to raise awareness in relation to Purple Alert. Purple Alert is a free mobile phone app designed by people living with dementia and their carers with Alzheimer’s Scotland, Police Scotland, Social Work, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships and telecare services.
The app allows carers to share the person living with dementia’s profile (with consent) if they lose their way and allows for eyes and ears on the ground immediately helping to find them.
Purple Alert is the first app of its kind in the UK and it is available for free download to iOS and Android smartphones. You can find out more about Purple Alert by visiting purplealert.org.uk/
Mind For You
Mind For You can provide holiday options for people living with dementia and their carers. To find out more, please get in touch using the details below.
Website: Mind For You
Phone: 01509 351008