Featured Local Information
This section provides a range of local services and well-being information for you to find advice or seek further assistance to support your health.
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Local information - We would advise that you arrange a Fire Safety Check
You may benefit from having a fire safety check if you have not had one recently. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue carry out free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
This can be arranged through Fire Scotland by calling their community safety free phone helpline on 0800 0731 999 or texting Check to 61611. Alternatively, visit their website by following the link www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety.
If hearing is a problem for you, there are alternative alarms that may work for you and can be fitted free of charge. If you'd like to find out more, contact a rehabilitation mobility officer via your local social work offices.
NHS Inform - Preventing falls
NHS Inform provides online information on ways you can prevent falls. The site includes information on causes of falls, how to deal with anxiety about falling, strength and balance exercises and much more.
For more information please visit www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls.
Self-Referral: Walking aid/ Wrist splint
If you would like to refer yourself for a walking aid or wrist splint, please read and complete the attached form and take it along with you to a walking aid drop-in clinic.
Details of available drop-in clinics can be found on the form.
Strength and Balance Classes in North Lanarkshire
You may be interested to take up Strength and Balance Classes. You can attend your first class as soon as is convenient for you – there is no need to book in advance – just turn up. If the class detailed does not suit you, please call Melanie and you can slot into another class (01236 341709).
Please see the attached document for more information on locations and times.
Local Information - Financial support for disabled facilities
Local Information- Independent sources of help and advice for those with a disability
Befriend in Bellshill provides companionship and support, through home visits, to elderly or disabled people in Bellshill and surrounding areas who may experience loneliness or isolation. All befrienders are trained volunteers who have undergone an advanced security check. This service is only available in the Bellshill area.
For more information or to volunteer, please phone on 01698 573251.
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum provides information and advice on all aspects of disability. They can provide a home visit and an advocacy service. If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 275710
Address: 42 Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1TP
North Lanarkshire Community Alarm and Telecare Services
If you need reassurance feeling safe around the home, you may want to consider a telecare and community alarm assessment, which can provide help when you need urgent assistance.
Please see this section of Making Life Easier for further help by following the link here.
Reporting a bogus caller to Trading Standards
Your answers have indicated that you have regretted letting someone into your home, e.g. someone claiming to be from a utility company or a pushy sales person.
If you have not already done so, you may wish to report this person to Trading Standards on 01236 856361 or email TradingStandards@northlan.gov.uk. In order to investigate this, they will need as much specific information as possible.