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.
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. Please visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls
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 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.
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.
As you already have an alarm service, you should make contact with the alarm service if you have any concerns.
You have indicated that you may be hard of hearing. We recommend that you complete a hearing assessment which can be found under the Hearing section on the online self-assessment page.
As you have answered that you have fallen and may fall again in the future, we suggest that you discuss this with your GP if you have not already done so.
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