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Jun
21

Relauch of Home Safety Service

Next week we will be relaunching our updated Home Safety service. Through charitable funding we have managed to purchase some security and safety products to fit as part of the service including 5 lever door locks, peep holes, door bars, CO detectors and timer switches. For the free safety check (available to people over 65 years of age or those who are disabled) please call us on 01307 463232.

Jun
21

Rally Round in Angus

RALLY ROUND IN ANGUS

We are now ready to take referrals for Rally Round. We have leaflets explaining the service – if you would like one please come in to collect one at our offices at Carseview Road, Forfar or phone 01307 463232 and we will post one out to you. This is an online support network to link family / friends together to provide informal care or help for someone. To start the network we would need the individuals name and at least three people to support them with their email addresses. This is a free service available for a year in Angus………………..let’s see if it helps provide additional support to those who need it.

May
11

Housing and Dementia Summit – Being Home

                          

Angus Care & Repair in conjunction with Life Changes Trust, CIHS, Arneil Johnston, UWS, and BRE have Organised the Housing and Dementia Summit – Being Home

at Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ.

For details and free tickets press shift and click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/housing-and-dementia-summit-being-home-tickets-34274549099?aff=efbneb

May
02

Dementia Enablement Project

hi_big_e_lrg_pink LCT logo2 Angus Care and Repair has been commisioned by the Life Changes Trust to help people living with dementia make their homes safer and more suitable to their needs.

Our deicated officers are approved to carry out a home check to see if there are any works that can be done straightaway to make your home safer for you. They can then speak to you about how Care and Repair can help you to make changes around yoir home to suit your needs when necessary.

The service is open to anyone living with Dementia, being assessed for or think that they may have dementia.

‘This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust.  The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery’

For more information please contact us by phone on 01307 463232 or email enquiries@anguscareandrepair.org. Alternatively drop in th

 

Dec
19

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

  •  Raise awareness of the wide range of harm and abuse experienced by older people which includes   physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect
  •  Provide advice and support to older people experiencing harm or abuse, and those who care for or are concerned about older people
  •  Promote research and projects relating to elder abuse
  •  Campaign for the best possible support and prevention framework.
  •   Signpost to other organisations who can provide appropriate help and support.  If a concern is raised with us in regards to a vulnerable adult, our Information Officers will always make the caller aware of the Adult Support and Protection legislation and provide the appropriate local authority contact.

 

They are the only organisation that deals specifically with Elder Abuse and we provide support to people when they need to talk about the harm they are suffering and, if necessary, a signposting route to other organisations. Please see our website www.elderabuse.org.uk/scotland for more information.

 

We would also be very grateful if you could provide a link to our website on any of your resource materials and website.

 

If you have any questions or require any further information or leaflets, please do not hesitate to get in touch with:

 

Brian Rapley

Services Coordinator, Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

Apr
28

Invitation to Tender for a Housing and Dementia Resource – 29 April 2016

Invitation to Tender for a Housing and Dementia Resource – 29 April 2016

 

Angus Care and Repair is requesting tenders for the above research on behalf of the Housing and Dementia Focus Group.  The Group was established to advance how housing can contribute to helping people who are living with dementia stay safe, comfortable and enabled at home.

 

The H&D Focus Group quickly recognised the substantial and exciting work already done, particularly in Scotland, but were aware that there was not one place to access all this material collectively.  In order to move forward with new services, developments or products, to enable organisations to use any possible dementia funding for new or progressive work and to avoid duplicating previous work unknowingly we set out to bring all the information together for public access.

Date for tender return 23 May 2016

Tender returns will be evaluated and the shortlisted organisations will be interviewed for final selection in early June.

Please click this link for full brief.

LCT Housing and Dementia Brief

Oct
15

Recipe Booklet

We are delighted and very grateful to have received £4,500 from Awards for All Scotland and £1,000 from Angus Council Community Grant Scheme to put together a booklet to detail simple, nutritious, affordable and local recipes for older people living in Angus.

We hope that by doing this more people will continue to remain active cooking for themselves, family and friends or indeed take up cooking instead of buying ready meals.

If you have any ideas for simple low cost recipes please let us know and we will try to include them in the booklet.

May
08

Awareness Days at Forfar and Arbroath

Staff and board members spent successful days recently at Asda in Forfar and Morrisons in Arbroath increasing awareness of the full ranges of services that can be carried out by Angus Care and Repair.

Another awareness day is to be held at Tesco in Montrose on Thursday the 9th July and we hope it proves to be just as successful.image (1) image

Jan
20

UK wide funding scheme launches to help older and vulnerable stay gas safe in their homes

The Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) has significantly scaled up its partnership with the Gas Safe Charity following a successful pilot in 2013 to provide essential maintenance and repairs to the homes of older and vulnerable people. The scheme has now been extended and FILT will be working with the Gas Safe Charity, Care & Repair Scotland and Care & Repair Cymru to provide help across the UK.

FILT Chair, Baroness Kay Andrews, said: “this funding will provide much needed support to many vulnerable and older people across the UK. I am delighted that we are working with our partners across the nations to provide essential support to keep people safe and warm in their homes”.

The Gas Safe Charity funding has been awarded to coordinating charity FILT, as part of a two-year programme and will be used to address the replacement, repair and servicing of dangerous, faulty or insufficient gas appliances and installations that put the safety of older and vulnerable people at risk.

The Gas Safe Chair of Trustees, Gordon Lishman, explained: “Working in partnership across England, Scotland and Wales will help put in place preventive services that directly address the risks of death, injuries and illness caused by dangerous gas work and appliances. The scheme will also help to promote gas safety awareness across the UK.’

This funding represents a significant opportunity for home improvement agencies and care & repair organisations to expand and add real value to locally commissioned services. This scheme also provides significant opportunities in the longer term for the development of new partnerships and profile for the local organisations who delivery of the work.

Scott Malcolm from Angus Care and Repair, said, ‘This is a huge boost to our capability to help those in need. We are looking forward to working with our partners to identify those most in need and enable us to make people safe and warm in their homes’

The qualifying criteria for the scheme is

Home Owners Only
60+ with means tested benefit
60+ with state pension only
21+ who are disabled (no upper age limit)

And the works can cover the following

• Gas safety checks
• Gas Servicing
• Gas Boiler Repairs
• Gas Boiler Combustion Analysis
• Gas Cookers
• Gas Fires
• Gas Pipework
• Gas Meters (excluding meter boxes)
• Gas Water Heaters

For more information contact Angus Care and Repair on 01307 463232 or email at Scott@anguscareandrepair.org

Gas Safe Charity was established in 2009 by the Gas Safe Register and the Health & Safety Executive. It is an independent, grant-giving charity which supports a number of programmes to promote gas safety and reduce carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.

Mar
19

Funding Cuts Affect Services

It is with regret that we had to announce yesterday that our Safe as Houses service is closing due to a reduction in funding from the Council.
In addition the funding for small repairs has also been withdrawn and we will now have to charge for small repairs at £20 per hour with no charge for travelling time .
We believe that small repairs are an essential part of helping older and disabled people to remain independent in their own home.
All of our other services:- Advice and assistance to carry out major repairs and adaptations, Home Safety check and Energy advice remain free services and we will also be continuing to install all the minor adaptations as referred by Angus Council Social Work.

Please feel free to call if you require assistance. 01307 463232.