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First Contact Signposting Scheme

One simple checklist helping people aged 60 and over to stay safe and independent in their own homes.

It saves people contacting lots of different organisations (e.g. Fire Service, Pension Service, Crime Reduction) to find out what they offer – the services come to you!

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Kingsway Community Project

There are two support days for 50+ and these offer staff and volunteer supported sessions on a Monday and Thursday. The days run from 11am to 1.30 and cost £3.70 per day which includes a meal.

Each Wednesday morning there is an over 50s movement to music session. Because of the popularity of these sessions there is currently a waiting list.

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Age UK - Hospital Discharge Arrangements

Going into hospital can be a difficult time both for you and your family but it can make the experience less stressful if you know what should happen to ensure the right support is in place when you are ready to leave.

Our guide will help you understand how planned and emergency admissions are handled, the quality of care you can expect and how your discharge will be handled.

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Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire - Staying Put

The aim of the service is to help older people stay safely and independently in their own homes. Our staff will inspect older properties, identifying any defects and provide assistance to rectify faults.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Ashfield

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to ouses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called adaptation jobs.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Bassetlaw

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to ouses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called adaptation jobs.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Broxtowe

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to ouses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called adaptation jobs.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Gedling

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to ouses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called adaptation jobs.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Mansfield

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to houses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called adaptation jobs.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that
  • Requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Newark and Sherwood

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to ouses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called ?adaptation jobs?.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Notts50Plus Projects - Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) - Rushcliffe

The County Council, in partnership with both health authorities, all borough and district councils in Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police has set up a Handy Person Adapatation Service (HPAS). HPAS will provide that little bit of help to older and vulnerable people living across Nottinghamshire. The type of jobs range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a hand rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unncessary distress to the individual.

Self employed traders on the Trading Standards approved traders register Buy with Confidence will contact you to arrange to complete the work you need. The job will be completed within five working days from when you ask for the service.

If the work needs to be completed to enable you to be discharged from hospital, then the job will be completed within 2 working days.

Who can apply to use these services?
Anyone who is disabled or over 60.

Minor adaptations cannot currently be fitted to ouses that are rented from the council or a housing association, but handy persons jobs are available to everyone.

How much will I have to pay?
Adaptation jobs
The fitting of grab rails, stair rails, half steps and exterior hand rails are called adaptation jobs.

You can have up to £250 worth of adaptations supplied and fitted in a single job. This will cost you £15.

Handy person jobs
The other type of jobs are called handy person jobs. These are small jobs and include things like changing light bulbs, putting up shelves or fixing loose carpets. The cost of a handy person job is £15 plus any materials used. The trader will be able to buy these on your behalf at the beginning of the job if you are unable to buy them yourself.

These prices are subject to change, so please check with the scheme co-ordinators when requesting a job to confirm the price.

Is there a limit to what I can have done?
Yes there are a few restrictions as follows:

  • Requests for adapations exceeding £250 worth of materials will be referred onto the Occupational Therapy team for a full assessment
  • The service does not extend to gardening, decorating, or any job requests that requires a specialist trader or is likely to exceed four hours of work.
  • HPAS can only be used once in any three month period unless you need extra adaptations.
  • All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home.

What can I expect from the traders?

  • High quality workmanship
  • Majority of jobs completed within five working days of the trader making an appointment
  • Clean, tidy and courteous traders

To apply for the handy person and adaptation service call the scheme co-ordinators or email.

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Fire Service Advice

This site is designed to give all visitors an insight into the work of the Fire Service and also provide useful fire safety information.

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Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

By providing information, advice, resources and training, RoSPA is actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas of life at work, in the home, and on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on (or near) water. The ROSPA is a registered charity.

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Age UK - Personal Alarms

With Age UK's Personal Alarms (formerly known as Aid Call), you know that friends and family are only a button press away.

A personal alarm gives you the freedom to live your life the way you want and gives peace of mind for both you and your family.

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Community Falls Team

Community based interagency interventions for adults who have fallen or who have a fear of falling. A comprehensive falls assessment and treatment plan is offered in the patient's own home and includes; advice and information to reduce the risk of further falls, a home environmental assessment and the provision of, or advice for independent purchase of compensatory equipment. Available to Bassetlaw residents who are registered with a Bassetlaw GP.

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Balance Training - Falls Advice

Your balance system includes all the senses in your body that tell you how you are moving, the brain which puts this information together, and the muscles that control your movements. The site provides information on how to improve your balance.

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Age UK - Staying Steady

There are lots of simple things you can do to help you stay steady on your feet.  This guide has information for everyone, whether you're fit and active, have difficulty walking and getting around, or are worried about falling.

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Falls Booklet

How to avoid slips, trips and falls in and around the home.

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Ashfield Homes Support Centre - Lifelines

Lifelines can be used to:

  • Arranging for an Ambulance.
  • Contacting a Doctor, another organisation such as Social Services, or family and friends.
  • Reporting a repair to your property.
  • To tell us you will be away from your home (e.g. going on holiday)
  • A general enquiry

If you need any information or advice on using your Lifeline Unit, please contact the First 4 Support Call Centre on the number below.

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Home Call Alarm Service

Lifeline emergency call system.  The service is available to all Bassetlaw residents 60yrs and over (younger residents with a disability may be eligible).  An initial assessment is completed to establish level of service required.  A small charge may be payable.

For more information please contact A1 Housing Supported Housing Warden service.

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