You may benefit from having a fire safety check if you have not had one recently. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue carry out free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
This can be arranged through Fire Scotland by calling their community safety free phone helpline on 0800 0731 999 or texting Check to 61611. Alternatively, visit their website by clicking here.
If hearing is a problem for you, there are alternative alarms that may work for you and can be fitted free of charge. If you'd like to find out more, contact a rehabilitation mobility officer via your local social work offices.
You may be interested to take up Strength and Balance Classes. You can attend your first class as soon as is convenient for you – there is no need to book in advance – just turn up. If the class detailed does not suit you, please call Melanie and you can slot into another class (01236 341709).
Please see the attached document for more information on locations and times.
Befriend in Bellshill provides companionship and support, through home visits, to elderly or disabled people in Bellshill and surrounding areas who may experience loneliness or isolation. All befrienders are trained volunteers who have undergone an advanced security check. This service is only available in the Bellshill area.
For more information or to volunteer, please phone on 01698 573251.
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum provides information and advice on all aspects of disability. They can provide a home visit and an advocacy service. If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 275710
Address: 42 Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1TP
If you need reassurance feeling safe around the home, you may want to consider a telecare and community alarm assessment, which can provide help when you need urgent assistance.
Please see this section of Making Life Easier for further help by following the link here.
Your answers have indicated that you have regretted letting someone into your home, e.g. someone claiming to be from a utility company or a pushy sales person.
If you have not already done so, you may wish to report this person to Trading Standards on 01236 856361 or email TradingStandards@northlan.gov.uk. In order to investigate this, they will need as much specific information as possible.
You have answered that you have let someone into your home and then regretted letting them in, but have not told anyone about this. Individuals can be at risk from both strangers and people they know. These may be relatives, friends, neighbours or paid carers.
Please do not ignore your concerns. If you are approached by an uninvited salesperson/fundraiser on the doorstep, get as much information about them by doing the following:
If there is an ongoing incident, or it has happened today, contact Police Scotland on 101. In an emergency, if fear, threats or duress are involved, call 999. You can also phone Crimestoppers anonymously 24 hours, seven days a week, on 0800 555 111.
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