There are several schemes that can offer advice on making your home warmer and assisting with grants to carry this out.
You can contact Warm Front, who are part of the Keep Warm Keep Well scheme, on 0800 316 2814 for information and an application form.
You can also contact your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre by calling 0800 512 012. They are open from 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.
For information on winter fuel payments please call the Pension Service Winter Fuel Helpline on 08459 151515.
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.
The Dementia Research Group is one of the UK's centres for clinical research into dementia. It is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is the lead centre for trialling new drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (which causes the majority of dementia).
For further information, please visit their website by following the link here.
Alzheimer's Scotland give advice and support to people with dementia and their carers. The services they provide include: information, advice, support, carer education and outreach support. To find out more, please get in touch by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 275300
Address: Old Town Hall, High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU
For more information on payments and grants to help the over 60s stay warm please click here for more information. Alternatively, you can call your local Social Work.
You have answered that your clothes size has increased in the last 3-6 months. If this has happened without you trying to, and is something that you would like help with you may find that exercising or participating in group activities may help. If you don’t feel confident, we have found going with someone you know might help.
North Lanarkshire Council offer the 'passport to leisure' scheme which gives price reductions on sport, leisure and cultural activities.
To find out more you can contact the Learning & Leisure Services using the details below.
Website: North Lanarkshire sports and leisure
Phone: 01236 812595
You have answered that you often forget mealtimes, or that you have already eaten. North Lanarkshire operates a meals on wheels service which would ensure meals are provided to you one to four times a week. Menus are varied and can accommodate special dietary requirements.
To find out more about the service you can visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk
Alternatively you can contact your local reception services:
You have answered that you, your family or your carers are anxious about how you keep on top of things. If you think this is caused by memory loss, there are organization’s that can help and offer you advice.
The Alzheimer’s society can give helpful information, this is not to say your memory loss is dementia related however this service will be able to give you advice and guidance on helping with these issues.
Call the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0845 300 0336.
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