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Staying Independent in Mansfield

There are a number of services and schemes running across Mansfield, that can help older people stay independent in their homes: 

Age UK Business Directory connects you with traders you can trust.  Put your mind at rest and visit the Age UK Business Directory today for a large selection of trustworthy traders and businesses.  Call the Helpline on 0800 011 4643 or visit www.aubd.co.uk

Buy with Confidence is an up-to-date list of builders, plumbers, gardeners, painters, electricians and many other types of businesses which are vetted and approved by Trading Standards.  Please ring 0845 4040506 or visit www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Handy Person Adaptation Service provides help and support to keep people safe and secure in their own home with low cost but high quality essential adaptations and small practical jobs.  Available to Nottinghamshire residents aged 60 or over.  Work is carried out by an approved trader.  Charges apply.  Please ring Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or email practicalservices@nottscc.gov.uk

Workwise Healthcare Limited provide initially tailored person-centred care packages in the home from 1 to 24 hours using fully trained teams of care workers, relieving the pressure on relatives who can relax in the knowledge that their loved one is getting the highest quality of care.  Charges apply.  Please ring 01623 642853.  They also offer Handy Helpers Home Services Ltd which is an odd job service to help you with such tasks as gardening, assembling furniture, hanging doors and small decorating jobs and many other jobs on request.  Hourly rate applies.  Please ring 01623 638851 or 07425 620316.

Ring & Ride provides a door to door service for people of all ages who find it difficult to use public transport.  You can use Ring & Ride for shopping trips, to access local services and day trips out.  Please ring Our Centre on 01623 753192 or visit www.ourcentre.co.uk for more information.  Annual registration is £6.00.  Wheelchair friendly transport is available.  Mileage charges will apply.

Jigsaw - Supporting Independence at Home - is a local Nottinghamshire charity who provide a holistic range of services to help people to remain at home - safe, well and with choice, dignity and control for as long as possible.  They also offer a befriending service which matches volunteers to those in need of company and friendship, as well as a group befriending which are friendly and informal pub lunches at various venues in the local community.  'Together we are better' is a free service and the aim is to help find promising relationships by gathering information from a specially designed questionnaire.  Call Jigsaw on 01623 662200 or visit www.jigsawsupportscheme.org.uk for more information.

Age UK Connect

Connect is friendly, problem-solving short-term support service with a focus on helping people self-manage their independence. A team of skilled and experienced Support and Outreach Workers offer information, advice, signposting and practical support around physical and mental health, care needs, housing, finances, social interaction, and engagement with community.

The free service is available to any adult at risk of reducing or losing their independence through age, mobility, disability, health conditions or bereavement. Support can be given over the telephone or face to face. Connect can help people access advice and information; gardeners, cleaners and handyperson services; aids and adaptations; social activities, clubs and groups; support groups, advocacy and talking therapy; welfare benefits; financial and legal advice; available transport; exercise and falls classes; help manage long term conditions including dementia; carer support; housing and care options; and much more.

To refer yourself or somebody else needing the service please telephone 01623 488217 or email connect@ageuknotts.org.uk

Assist Handyperson Service can help you with any small repair you need doing in your own home including joinery, assembling furniture, fitting light bulbs, changing plugs and general minor exterior works including gardening.  Individual charges apply.  Ring 01623 463076 or 01623 463341 or email assistservice@mansfield.gov.uk

Assist is Mansfield District Council's person-centred Housing Support Service and a 24 hour Lifeline response service which can help residents in the Mansfield District lead independent lives.  This service is particularly useful for people who may feel vulnerable due to ill health, age, disability or isolation.  Individual charges apply.  Please ring 01623 463341 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/assist

BuyBackTime offers great personal services that take the weight off your shoulders and gives you more time for yourself.  These include domestic homecare, errand running, shopping, holiday and travel, leisure and entertainment and a variety of other services.  All prices are quoted on an individual basis.  Please ring 01623 623004 or 07702 288278 or visit www.buybacktime.co.uk

Help at Home is a daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one-off service for help with your housework or assistance with shopping trips, coffee mornings or simply sitting chatting in your own home.  You will have the same helper each time.  Hourly charges apply.  Please ring Dee on 07528 341292.

Brooke Farm Shop provides employment and training with learning disabilities.  They offer a delivery service of fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and other produce direct to your door, Brooke Farm Gardening Team can carry out general garden maintenance, border work, mowing and weeding.  Individual charges apply.  Please ring 0115 963 2638 or www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/brookefarm

Mind Central Nottinghamshire for better mental health supports people of Mansfield and Ashfield with carer issues, volunteering, dementia and memory loss, talking therapies, social inclusion. Please ring 01623 658044 or www.centralnottsmind.com

Disability Nottinghamshire provides general disability and carer advice on a vast range of subjects and topics.  Please ring 01623 625891 or www.disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk

Self Care Hub is service to support members of the public across Mid-Nottinghamshire to take care of themselves, bringing together all help and social care organisations.  The aim is to ensure that people receive the best possible advice.  Please ring 0300 303 2600 or www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/selfcarehub

 

 



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