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This section provides a range of local services and well-being information for you to find advice or seek further assistance to support your health.
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You have indicated that you have fallen within your home and you are worried about this and having more falls. There can be a variety of reasons for why you might have fallen and it is important to consider these to try and reduce further falls from occurring.
You can find out further information about falls on the NHS inform website: www.nhsinform.scot using the search box.
NHS Inform provides online information on ways you can prevent falls. The site includes information on causes of falls, how to deal with anxiety about falling, strength and balance exercises and much more.
For more information, please click here.
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.
The Upwards and Onwards film can be found on NHS Inform and explains several things to do with falling.
You can either watch the whole film or a specific section.
Click here to go to the NHS Inform website 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.
From your answers you have indicated that noise from your neighbours is regularly disturbing your sleep. The environmental health department of your local authority may be able to offer you some advice.
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 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.
If you feel at risk of being harmed, or think you know someone who may be at risk, you must tell someone.
You can contact your local social work services, health professionals or the police. They will take your concerns seriously and work to make sure everyone is safe.
For more information on adult protection in North Lanarkshire, please click here.
All North Lanarkshire residents who do not have English as their first language can take part in English language classes to help them in everyday life. These classes cover reading, writing, speaking and listening. For more information please visit the following link: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=25899
As you already have an alarm service, you should make contact with the alarm service if you have any concerns.
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