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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Feeling Safe and Sound - Local information
I have fallen in my home and am worried about further falls
You have indicated that you have fallen within your home and you are worried about this and having more falls. There can be a variety of reasons for why you might have fallen and it is important to consider these to try and reduce further falls from occurring.
You can find out further information about falls on the NHS inform website: www.nhsinform.scot using the search box.
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.
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.
Upwards and Onwards - What to do if you fall
The Upwards and Onwards film can be found on NHS Inform and explains several things to do with falling.
- How to get up from a fall.
- What to do if you can't get up.
- How to prevent falls.
You can either watch the whole film or a specific section.
Visit www.nhsinform.scot and search for 'What to do if you fall' to find the videos.
There is also a leaflet attached which describes how you can help someone if they fall.
Contacting Environmental Health about noisy neighbours
From your answers you have indicated that noise from your neighbours is regularly disturbing your sleep. The environmental health department of your local authority may be able to offer you some advice.
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.
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.
Local Information - Help available from local pharmacies or chemists for organising your medication
If you have difficulty knowing which medicines to take at particular times, some pharmacies and chemists provide a free service which may be helpful to you.
The pharmacist will prepare your prescribed medicines in a secure and easy-to-use weekly pack (though you may be given several weeks supply at once). These packs have clearly marked day and dosage times and all the medicines you need to take at one time are together in an individual section, making taking the medication much easier.
You may want to also consider a product that will give you an audible alarm to remind you to take your medication.