You have indicated that you have fallen in your home and you are worried about having more falls.
There can be a variety of reasons for why you might have fallen, so it is important to consider these to try and reduce further falls from occurring.
You can find out further information from NHS inform, please click here and search for falls.
In Angus there is a falls service, which you can contact for advice and information on 01356 666085.
You may also want to consider trialling motion sensor lights. These are easily plugged in and an automatic light will come on when movement is detected up to 15 feet away. There is also a toilet light nightlight. This is available for a loan period of up to 4 weeks and a light automatically comes on when you approach your toilet (2-3 meter range).
If you would like further information on these items, please contact your community care worker or phone the AccessLine on 03452 777 778.
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.
Your answers have indicated that you might benefit from further advice on solutions that may be available to you.
First Contact provide free and impartial information about a wide range of assistive equipment. They may also be able to offer advice on where you could trial equipment items. You can contact First Contact Occupational Therapy using the details below.
Phone AccessLine: 03452 777 778
Dundee & Angus Independent Living Centre is a place where you can try a range of equipment items free of charge. The centre is open 9-5pm weekdays and you can visit during these time or phone to make an appointment to ensure someone is free to show you around. You can also visit the website by clicking here for product information, advice and videos or phone (01382) 307631.
At some point in our lives, many of us will need some form of help and support with everyday things like getting washed, dressing or cooking a meal. This help and support is often called social care.
Asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing to do, but Angus Council/ Angus Health and Social Care Partnership provide a range of social care services to suit people's needs. If you would like to talk to someone about the services that may be available, please liaise with the social work staff that you are already involved with.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with First Contact by using the details below.
Phone: (01307) 475242
There are also private providers who can deliver pre-prepared meals and First Contact can provide you with further information about this.
If you would prefer assistance with light meal provision, Care About Angus may be able to support you. They are a large social enterprise in Angus that aims to personalise the input they provide to suit every individual. You can contact them on 01241 797777 for further information or visit their website by clicking here.
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.
In Angus there are a number of groups that may be able to offer you support. To find out information about different community supports in Angus and Scotland, please click here and type your post code into the search bar.
Alternatively, you can contact Accessline by phoning on 03452 777 778 or Penumbra by using the details below.
Phone: 0131 475 2380
Care About Angus is a large social enterprise who are registered with the care commission. They aim to personalise the input they provide to suit every individual. They are able to provide support in well being visits. If you would like more information on the services that can be provided please phone 01241 797777 or visit their website by clicking here.
From your answers you have indicated that you would like more information about dementia and alzheimer's disease.
You can find out information from NHS Inform by clicking here and searching for dementia and alzheimer's disease.
Alternatively, you can also contact Alzheimer Scotland by using the information below.
Website: Alzheimer Scotland
Phone: 0808 808 3000
To find out about the local groups that are supported in Angus, Alzheimer Scotland can help with this as well. Their local office in Angus is based in Abroath. The team provide the following services:
You can contact them on 01241 431770 for further information.
First Contact are another organisation that can provide information about the services and support that are available from Angus Council and private providers. To get in touch, please use the details below.
Phone: 01307 475242
If you want to know more about the 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 following details.
Phone: 01307 474889
We are also trying to raise awareness in relation to Purple Alert. Purple Alert is a free mobile phone app designed by people living with dementia and their carers with Alzheimer’s Scotland, Police Scotland, Social Work, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships and telecare services. The app allows carers to share the person living with dementia’s profile (with consent) if they lose their way and allows for eyes and ears on the ground immediately helping to find them. Purple Alert is the first app of its kind in the UK and it is available for free download to iOS and Android smartphones. You can find out more about Purple Alert by clicking here.
The Tayside Substance Misuse Services (TSMS) provide recovery orientated treatment for individuals experiencing serious problems with drugs and alcohol in Tayside.
The offices are open 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday and can be contacted using the information below.
Phone: 01241 435820
Address: Gowanlea, 12-14 Seaton Road, Arbroath, DD11 5DT
You can find out more information about services and supports available to people in Angus by visiting NHS Tayside's website, which you can access by clicking here.
The answers that you have given suggest that your memory loss is a concern to yourself or people that are close to you.
Often talking this over with someone who understands this difficulty can either allay your fears or give you advice on what to do. This person could be your GP.
We are also trying to raise awareness in relation to Purple Alert. Purple Alert is a free mobile phone app designed by people living with dementia and their carers with Alzheimer’s Scotland, Police Scotland, Social Work, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships and telecare services.
The app allows carers to share the person living with dementia’s profile (with consent) if they lose their way and allows for eyes and ears on the ground immediately helping to find them.
Purple Alert is the first app of its kind in the UK and it is available for free download to iOS and Android smartphones. You can find out more about Purple Alert by clicking here.
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