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May
09

Welfare Benefits Advice

Members of the Home Repairs Support Team can give you information, advice and guidance about welfare benefits, and about making applications for benefits, to which you are entitled but not claiming.

We can visit you in your own home and even help with form-filling! Our service is confidential and discreet and may result in you gaining more money and increasing your income.

We can give you information about Community Care Grants, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Council Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

May
05

Fire Safety

You are more than twice as likely to die in a fire at home if you haven’t got a working smoke alarm. A smoke alarm is the easiest way to alert you to the danger of fire, giving you time to escape. They are cheap, easy to get hold of and easy to fit.
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May
05

Falls

Falls are a common but often overlooked source of injury. Slip and trip accidents account for around 50% of all reported major injuries. Over 90% of these major injuries result in broken bones. Slips and trips can also be the initial cause of a range of other accident types such as scalding or falls from height.

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May
03

Energy Monitors

We are delighted to announce that we have been given five energy monitors from Scottish and Southern Energy to lend to clients in order that they can monitor their energy usage. We are looking for people over 65 years of age, preferably those who spend a majority of time in their home, and who are concerned about their energy costs to contact us to subscribe for a month monitoring period. The monitors will be delivered on a first come / first served basis and will be collected one month after and we will review the information collected by the monitor with the client. It may be that this will highlight areas of possible savings or perhaps simply encourage alternative practices to save energy.

May
03

John Swinney

We have produced a booklet outlining what our clients think about us and were fortunate to welcome John Swinney to launch the booklet. Thank you to all who contributed by returning questionnaires and allowing their photographs to be used. Please keep your comments coming so that we can continue to design our services for you.