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 more on the NHS Inform website, which you can visit by following the link here. Alternatively, there is also lots of information on foot care available on the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists website, please click here to visit their website.
Mobility shops in Angus may stock a range of footwear to suit people with problems such as oedema, corns and bunions and very wide feet.
If you have a problem with your feet that you cannot address with self-help, please contact your doctor for medical advice.
Volunteer driver services are available to help you access support services and appointments in and around Angus.
Voluntary Action Angus may be able to provide you with a volunteer driver and have premises in Arbroath and Forfar. If you'd like to get in contact with them, please phone on 01241 875525 or 01307 466113.
There are also a number of local taxi firms which may be able to assist you.
If you rely on a walking aid provided by NHS Physiotherapy and it is in poor condition, please contact them by using the phone number for your area.
Arbroath: 01241 822591
Brechin: 01356 666085
Carnoustie: 01241 802372
Forfar: 01307 475087
Montrose: 01674 832185
People may lose interest in going out for a whole variety of reasons including illness, bereavement or an unexpected life event.
If you are worried about this you can speak to your GP for advice and support, as well as whether there are any local support groups in Angus.
To find out further information about anxiety or stress, as well as self-help tips, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here. For advice and support, you can also visit their self help website Moodjuice by following the link here.
You can also find out information on mental health issues by contacting The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) by using the details below.
Phone: 0141 530 1000
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.
You can find out further information from NHS inform, please click here and search for falls.
In Angus there is a falls service, which you can contact for advice and information on 01356 666085.
Angus Care and Repair also provide a home safety service to assist people who are over 65 and/or disabled and/or at risk of fire and/or at risk of falls. The survey consists of a home security check and an environmental survey and will cover areas of door and window security, fire safety and risk factors associated with falls.
Angus Care and Repair may be able to undertake any immediate safety repairs that are identified from the survey, as well as advise you on how to carry out the necessary repairs.
To find out more about this service or to request a home safety survey, please get in touch by using the details below.
Phone: 01307 463232
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 £4.75.
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.
To request a community alarm, you can discuss this with your care manager or home care assessor if you have one. Alternatively, you can contact the following companies.
Phone: 03452 777 778
Organisation: First Contact
Phone: 01307 475 242
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.
A commode can be used as an alternative if you are unable to get to your toilet safely. There are different types of commodes available so it is important to ensure that you get one that is suitable for you.
Various commodes can be loaned to you following an assessment of your needs. If you would like further information about continence management, you can phone the Continence Advisory and Treatment Service (CATS) on 01307 468383. There are also a number of clinics held throughout Angus.
Alternatively, if you are housebound or would refer to discuss this with someone else, please contact your GP.
You have indicated that you are having problems with incontinence.
You can find out information from NHS Inform, simply click here and search for incontinence.
If you would like further information about continence management, you can phone the Continence Advisory and Treatment Service (CATS) on 01307 468383.
If you are having difficulty getting to the toilet in time, the occupational therapy service may be able to provide you with helpful equipment, such as a commode. There are different types of commodes available, so it is important to consider these to ensure you get one that is suitable for you. Various commodes can be loaned to you following an assessment of your needs.
If you would like further information about equipment solutions that might be suitable for you, please get in touch with First Contact by using the details below.
Phone: 01307 475242
A bus pass, called a National Entitlement Card, is available if you are:
You are also eligible if you have poor mobility, learning disabilities or have been refused a driving licence on medical grounds.
For further information, please call the AccessLine on 03452 777 778. Alternatively, you can also visit Angus Council's website by clicking here and searching for concessionary travel.
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