Useful Information

The following information may be of interest to you, but it has not been produced by VASL and we are not responsible for the contents.

Harborough Lifeline run a service that may be of interest to you

They offer an emergency alarm service for anyone who feels vulnerable or alone, whatever their age or needs. Customers may include:

  • Those with physical disabilities
  • Those with learning difficulties
  • Those who live alone
  • Those with Sensory Impairment
  • Those with limited mobility or those who are at risk of falling
  • Anyone who may feel alone or vulnerable for any reason.

A lifeline needn’t be a permanent arrangement. Sometimes people may only require the service for a few months as additional support at a particularly difficult time, such as during an illness or following an operation or discharge from hospital.

Call them on 01858 464499 or email at lifeline@harborough.gov.uk

 

FaME: Falls Management Exercise Programme

What is it?

A 24 week exercise programme designed to help individuals increase their strength and balance and therefore reduce the likelihood of falling. The programme is a self-referral.

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Equipment, home adaptations and assistive technology

Leicestershire County Council provide information on a wide variety of equipment and technology, such as grab rails, bed raisers and alarms to help you stay as safe and independent as possible.

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Help Us Help You

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of ourselves to prevent us from becoming unwell, particularly over the winter. Advice is given about keeping warm; preventing slips, trips and falls and generally staying healthy.

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Independent Age

Independent Age has a very wide selection of fact sheets and booklets covering areas such as choosing a care home, bereavement and reducing loneliness.

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Friends against Scams

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience shame and social isolation as a result.

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a Stand Against Scams”.

Friends Against Scams has been created to tackle the lack of scam awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about them and cascade messages about prevention and protection throughout communities.

Friends Against Scams encourages communities and organisations to take the knowledge learnt and turn it into action.
Anybody can join Friends Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.

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Contact Community Champions

Telephone 01858 439 262
Email champions@vasl.org.uk
Address: Community Champions, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL