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Alzheimer's Society - Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw)

Memory Group: This group meets at the Hallcroft Community Centre on Randall Way in Retford.  The group runs from 10.30am-12.30pm every second Wednesday of each month.

Carers' Information and Support Programme: This course runs for 5 weeks, comprising of 1 session per week lasting 2.5 hours.  The course covers a range of topics including coping with caring, financial and legal affairs, dementia as a condition.  There is no charge but booking is essential for this course.

Dementia Advice and Support Service: (01909 540354) this is an information provision service for anyone with a memory condition.  Information can be supplied by telephone, email, letter or by appointment to attend the office.  We can provide practical information and emotional support, as well as signposting to other agencies to arrange support (such as Attendance Allowance, adaptations and Adult Social Care Support).

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Continence Advisory Service

The continence service works closely with school nurses to provide advice and training.  If your child is aged between 3 and 18 years and attends a school in the city or lives in the city or has a city GP you can contact the service direct for advice.  Children’s continence clinics now run at Boots Victoria Centre Health Clinic, Bulwell Riverside, Clifton Cornerstone, Mary Potter Health Centre (Hyson Green), Sneinton Children’s Centre and Strelley Health Centre.  Clinics also run at Oakfield and Rosehill special schools. 

If you receive nappies or continence pads you will be sent a callback number with the delivery which explains where to phone for further supplies.  However if you have any problems with deliveries or have lost the number to call for more you can contact the Home Delivery Coordinator (8838900 option 2).  If you need a change of size or a different product contact the person who originally assessed your child for continence needs (Health Visitor or School Nurse). 

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British Heart Foundation

Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease.

We'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

Read more here about who we are, find out about the BHF in your area, see our history of pioneering research - and check out how you could have a career with us.

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Kidney Patients' Association

Supports local kidney patients. Provides free days out and a holiday home for kidney patients to use.

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centres

Information and support for people with cancer, including children, in a variety of languages.  Website includes section for teenagers and young adults.  Benefits advice and bereavement support, grants for adults, young people and children with cancer where family is on a low income to help with practial needs.  Hospitals treating children from north Nottinghamshrie with cancer (e.g. Sheffield Children's Hospital) should also be able to provide information.

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RNIB National Library Service

Braille, audio and giant print books, braille music scores, giant print sheet music, and audio tutorial CDs.  Regular magazine with book reviews (the Information Service at the Children's Development Centre has copies).

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My Sight Nottinghamshire

Previously called Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind (NRSB).  Promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages providng support, advice, information and adapted leisure activities.  Services include the provision of equipment and aids, home visiting service, counselling, leisure and sports, arts and crafts and a number of social trips.  My Sight Nottinghamshire support centre operates in Ortzen Street, Monday-Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm. 

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Mansfield and North Notts Deaf Society

(Previously called Mansfield and North Nottinghamshire Society for Deaf People).  Provides premises and facilities for deaf people, their families, friends and associates for education, social events and religion.  Regular social evenings, deaf church, women's group, youth club and coffee mornings.

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Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Owns and runs a community centre for deaf people of all ages and for their families.  The centre offers a 'deaf friendly' space where deaf people can meet, socialise, participate in a range of valuable activities, and access specialist services and advice.  Offers a range of services including welfare rights, debt advice and sign language interpreting to the local deaf community.  Organises a 55+ group, luncheon club, social club, youth club and other activities.  The Acquired Deafness Project services support people who are deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing but whose first or preferred language to communicate in is English as well as setting up taster classes in lip-reading and communication tactics and a social group for people with hearing loss and their families.  Campaigns for equal access, opportunities and information for deaf people.

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Eden Supported Living

Most of the people we support live in their own properties with their own assured tenancies. We are able to source and provide a wide range of properties in partnership with housing associations, registered social landlords and private landlords. A number of people choose to share their home, live as couples or live alone - sometimes on complexes of apartments or houses.

Eden supports people with many different types of need, such as those with Aspergers and Autism We have a Service Level agreement enabling us to work in partnership with the National Autistic Society

Eligibility Criteria: All the people we support are referred through Health and/or Social Care Agencies.

*** This service has considerable expertise in actively supporting or including people with Aspergers Syndrome.

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Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Many of our 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.

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Information Prescriptions

An Information Prescription is targeted information for a patient or their carer about their condition.

It includes facts about:

  • Condition progression
  • What to expect and when
  • Treatment available
  • Support networks
  • Money
  • Staying independent
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Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities aims to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities.

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Patient UK

Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health and disease information, mainly aimed at the UK general public and provided by UK GPs to patients and carers during consultations.

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Department of Work & Pensions - Disabled People & Carers

DWP is responsible for a range of benefits and services for people who are sick or disabled, and their carers.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health

We support people with mental health difficulties in their own homes and communities.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health - Befriending Scheme

The Befriending Scheme has been running now for many years.

The Scheme is on hold and not taking any more referrals at the moment

Our main aim is to support people with mental health difficulties who live in the community but feel lonely and isolated and lack confidence in social settings.

Specially recruited and trained volunteers work towards supporting a client to access activities independently within our community.

We work closely with mental health professionals to provide this support.

We accept referrals from professional or potential clients at any time.

Initial contact may be made by telephone but a completed referral form is needed in all instances.

The Scheme Coordinator meets the possible client at home and discusses with him/her precisely what their needs are and how the scheme will help to meet these needs.

If the Befriending Scheme is appropriate, the client will be introduced to the volunteer befriender and support will commence.

Arrangements are closely monitored and are reviewed every three months.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health - Family Support Scheme

Central Notts. Mind first set up the Family Support Scheme in 1978 to assist families caring for an elderly confused relative at home.

The help provided through the Scheme is in the form of day care at various centres throughout Central Nott.

This kind of support is essential because, contrary to popular belief, only 10% of elderly mentally ill people receive some form of institutional care; the majority are mainly looked after by relatives within their own (or their carer's) home.

Referral to the Scheme is usually made by professionals working in Health or Social Services. However, if it is not possible to go through such channels, a private referral can be made by telephoning the MIND office on Mansfield (01623) 658044.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health - Sunday Lunch Club

The Sunday Lunch club is held at Concord House every Sunday between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

A charge of £5.00 is made for a substantial meal plus beverages.

Application forms can be obtained from Concord House.

Application for membership of the Sunday Lunch Club should be made by, or on behalf of, the individual and must include the recommendation of a professional person (i.e. a doctor, nurse, social worker etc.).

A person will be eligible for membership if he/she meets either of the following criteria:

is receiving or has received help because of any kind of mental health difficulty
is a current service user

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Royal National Institute of the Blind

The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

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