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Dementia Project Highlighted at Festival.

Housing Festival Angus Care and Repair are attending Scotland’s Housing Festival at Edinburgh’s EICC today

and tomorrow 27th/28th February highlighting our highly sucessful Dementia Enablement Service.

So why not pop along to stand 12 and see all the latest on this exciting service.



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.


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.


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.


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 Alternatively drop in th



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.


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


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

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.


Are you sockets overloaded ?

“The Electrical Safety Council has provided this interactive socket overload calculator.

They created the calculator following concerns raised by Fire & Rescue Services about the risks associated with householders overloading their electrical sockets.  They have tested the calculator with a number of FRS and the response from them has been fantastic.  Feedback included: “It looks good and will be really useful for sharing with people – we’ve found it an incredibly hard issue to explain to people in words alone. ”


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.