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The following information may be of interest to you, but it has not been produced by VASL and we are not responsibile 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 clients 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 reduces the likelihood of falling.

The programme is a self-referral.

There is more information here

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 are available to help you stay as safe and independent as possible.  Details are on their website

Stay Well in Leicestershire

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

There is a lot of useful information on this website.

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.  You can access them here.

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) Scams Team 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 scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about scams and cascade messages throughout communities about scams prevention and protection.

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.  You can find out more here

 

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