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Community Centre Point, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

A local community advice centre offering wheelchair hire, flower group, toddlers group, coffee bar, luncheon club, travel club, room hire and photocopying.  The Friendship Club is for elderly and housebound people and meets fortnightly on Thursday (March-December), 2.00pm-4.00pm, with a £1 charge for refreshments.  The Open Hands group is for people over 50 years of age and meets fortnightly on Thursday, 1.30pm-3/30pm, with a £1.50 charge for refreshments.  Transport is available free in a wheelchair-accessible minibus, from the local area including Kirkby, Annesley and Nuncargate.  The Centre is open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm.

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Poppy Calls

Services include:

  • Putting up shelves, curtain rails or grab rails
  • Changing light bulbs and tap washers
  • Fitting door and window locks and other security items
  • Fitting and testing home smoke detectors
  • Advice on energy saving measures
  • Installing a care phone
  • Moving furniture
  • Hanging/repairing doors
  • Maintenance of garden structures and sheds
  • Decorating
  • Hard standing and ramps for electric powered vehicles

To be eligible for this service you must have served in the Forces for at least 7 days, or be the dependent of someone who has served; this includes widows and widowers.

This service is free to people of all ages who meet with the above criteria of The Royal British Legion.

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Cobolt Systems Ltd

Cobolt are a U.K. based company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of innovative aids for the blind and partially sighted. They have a good range of useful devices for the home and daily life to assist both blind and visually impaired people.

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Betterlife Healthcare

Betterlifehealthcare.com supplies over a thousand mobility and healthcare products and disability aids. Our range includes mobility scooters, wheelchairs, stairlifts, bath lifts, walking aids, toiletry and bathing, kitchen and household aids.

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Ableworld Newark

Ableworld are members of NAEP and the Mobility Matters Network giving you peace of mind from a company you can trust. We are also recommended by the as a Community Equipment Dispenser. Ableworld are one of the leading stores for a large number of Quality Mobility Products at value for money prices with exceptional levels of service and aftercare. We can offer a full range of products from walking sticks to back supports and mobility scooters.

At Ableworld we are very proud of our highly skilled stairlift division. Our ?in house? Stairlift Engineers provide a second to none service. We stock both new and reconditioned stairlifts. We also have a wide range of Stairlifts that can be rented. This is ideal for customers who do not need the lift for a long period of time.

We also have a dedicated specialist team who can provide Prescriptive or Configurable made to measure mobility equipment which requires a high level of technical knowledge. Our knowledge of both special seating and powered wheelchairs is second to none and we work alongside Healthcare Professionals & Equipment Manufacturers to ensure we always provide the most up to date information and advice possible.

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Age UK - Adapting Your Home

Simple adaptations could enable you to stay in your own home for longer.

It's not just stairlifts and walk-in baths - adaptations like lower work surfaces, intercoms, changes to the lighting and hands-free toilets could change your life.

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Age UK - Aids for the Home

To be truly happy at home it is important to feel safe and comfortable. We have various suggestions that could help make your life at home easier.

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Age UK - Home Repairs

Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate.

The factsheet Funding repairs, improvements and adaptations explains what assistance may be available to homeowners and tenants to help them meet the costs of repairs, improvements and adaptations.

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Age UK - Products

The Age UK group offers a wide range of products and services designed with the needs of the over-50s in mind. These include aids for the home.

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Age UK - Ways to make tasks easier around the home

As you get older you may find it harder to manage in your home. However, you may be able to stay in your home for longer if it is adapted to meet your needs.

This guide looks at the adaptations and equipment that are available and explains how to obtain them. It also suggests small practical steps that can make a difference to your quality of life.

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Nottingham City Council - Adapting Your Home

Nottingham City Council's Adaptations Agency offers a one-stop service to people who need to adapt their home because of a disability or due to the problems associated with increasing age.

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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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Dial A Trip in Tuxford

Scooters, self propelled and assistant aided wheelchairs available on short term loan, once registered with the scheme.

Other walking aids and equipment on request.

Dial a Trip is situated in the Mine of Information, Tuxford and open Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm and Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.

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East Leake Community Care Association

A caring organisation run by volunteers. We provide a variety of services including:

  • A Day Centre (one day per fortnight)
  • A Transport Scheme for the elderly and disabled.
  • A Befriending Scheme
  • A Carers Support Scheme
  • A Bereavement Group
  • Together with East Leake Parish Council -a Shopping bus (Wed. mornings)
  • Additionally we have equipment for loan for example wheel chairs, walking aids.

For further information contact Doris Elcock (01509 852778)

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