You may benefit from arranging a fire safety check.
If you would like to request a free fire safety check, please contact the fire service by using the details below.
Website: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Phone: 0800 0731 999
When phoning, please state that you are requesting a fire safety check. The waiting list for this service is dependent on how busy the fire service is at the time.
There is no charge made for this service at the current time and they will fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
If you are worried about how you would hear a smoke alarm at night without your hearing aids, you can discuss this with the fire service. There are a range of solutions available that may assist you, with some of these solutions being linked to a community alarm provided by Angus Council.
To find out information about different community supports in Angus and Scotland, please click here and type your post code into the search bar.
If you have an enquiry about a long term condition, please contact the Primary Care Development Team by using the details below.
Phone: 01307 474889
First Contact can also provide advice and information on services available in Angus. If you'd like to get in touch, please use the following information.
Phone: 01307 475242
There are also a range of supports available for Carers who provide unpaid, regular care for a relative or friend. You may be eligible for a carers assessment if:
Angus Young Carers can also provide support to someone aged 18 or under who helps to look after or support a member of their family due to:
If you would like to find out more about services for carers or would like a carer’s assessment you can either contact a care manager, call the ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or contact the Angus Carers Centre using the details below.
Phone: 01241 439157
Angus Council provide a Community Alarm Service. They can fit an alarm unit in your home that operates through your phone line. If the alarm is activated, a member of their call centre will contact you and assistance can be provided from community alarm teams who are based in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie and Forfar.
The Community Alarm Service provide a 24-hour service, every day of the year, at a weekly charge of £4.90. A community alarm can be provided if you have an illness, are frail or have a disability which limits your ability to live at home alone, have been in hospital and need some extra support when you come home, or have someone caring for you who needs extra support.
A range of accessories can also be provided with your community alarm system, such as a falls detector. A falls detector will raise an automatic call to the monitoring centre, who in turn will arrange assistance through a responder. There is an additional charge of £1.00 per week for accessories.
There are also a few items which you can trial for a period of 4 weeks if you are not sure whether they will be suitable for you - ie an Echo dot, remote control plugs, night lights.
To request a community alarm or to find out our more about the accessories or equipment items available to trial, you can discuss this with your community care worker or contact the the ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.
If you have fallen, or are worried about falling, you can contact the Falls Service in Angus for information and advice on 01356 666 085.
You have answered that you have let someone into your home and then later regretted this, but have not told anyone about this.
Individuals can be at risk from strangers or from people they know. These may be relatives, friends, neighbours or paid carers.
Please do not ignore your concerns. If you are approached by a salesperson/ fundraiser on the doorstep, please follow these guidelines:
If there is an ongoing incident, or if 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.
To report the incident to trading standard, please phone ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.
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