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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 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
Information and services
CAPABILITY provides services directly to around 1000 disabled people at over 25 locations around Scotland, supporting people at every stage of their lives and at home, work and school. Through the schools, early years and childcare services they support not only disabled children at crucial times in their life but their families and carers. They have many services which focus on giving disabled people the opportunity to live independent lives whether that is in their own homes, participating in their local or wider community, or finding employment. For those who would like we can also provide residential and respite services. Alexander Anderson Day Service (AADS) offers a range of activities including those which support people to develop everyday living skills such as cooking and baking; budgeting; or shopping; to more physical activities such as keep-fit. Developing IT skills without the need to attend college: AADS has links with a number of colleges in the area who offer classes within the centre; you can book a time in the Sensory room or with the Aromatherapist or Beauty Therapist. AADS is also the only facility in the area to offer people the opportunity to participate in Soundbeam or access hydrotherapy. Use of the hydrotherapy pool can be supported either by AADS staff or by users own staff/ carers. If support is wanted to access activities outside the centre, AADS have links with a range of agencies and support people which give the opportunity to attend activities such as Pather Art Works, IndepenDANCE, M&Ds bowling, local sport venues and Music Works. Support is also available to allow people to meet friends for dinner or a chat; visit places of local/ national interest; or attend the theatre or concerts. To find out more please visit www.capability-scotland.org.uk or call 0131 337 9876 for more information.
Computer equipment for visually impaired people
Angus Council have an agreement with North East Sensory Services (NESS) to provide a range of support for people with visual impairments, including advice on specialist equipment for use with computers. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and can be contacted using the details below.
Phone: 0345 271 2345 or 01224 625622
Text: 07593 102004
Alternatively, First Contact Occupational Therapy offers free and impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment and supports that are available in Angus. To find out more, please get in touch with First Contact Occupational Therapy using the details below.
Phone AccessLine: 03452 777 778
Staff at the Glenloch Centre (based at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar) may be able to provide advice on specialist computer solutions. You may also be able to trial different accessories for your computer as well as different software packages before buying them.
To find out more, please use the information below.
Phone: 01307 475111
Concerned about memory loss - these groups may help
The answers that you have given suggest that your memory loss is a concern to yourself or people that are close to you.
Often talking this over with someone who understands this difficulty can either allay your fears or give you advice on what to do. This person could be your GP.
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/