Do you realise the large range of services offered to the elderly and disabled in our area by the Bassetlaw Action Centre?
Here is the list:
The Community Car scheme for those needing assistance to travel , available by prior arrangement for a reasonable cost.
The Community Car scheme Plus which is similar to above but for the disabled and wheel chair users. (Volunteer drivers are needed for these services-expenses paid).
Community mini-bus. This used by the Action Centre for day trips. It is also available for hire to other groups.
Housing Choice: Advice on moving to more suitable accommodation or adapting present abode.
Share a Ride: Organising shared transport to work.
Energy advice: How to stay warm in cold weather and get the best energy tariff. A person will come to your home to help you to get the best deal.
Self Help Link: The Action Centre offers to link existing help groups both with each other and with possible recipients.
Stroke Information Service: Provides information for stroke victims, their families and carers.
Advice is given on completing benefit forms, looking at housing needs, linking with other survivors or just providing a listening ear.
Staying Well: The Staying Well Expert Patients Programme is a chronic disease self -management course aimed at helping those living with long term conditions to maintain a better quality of life.
Home Support; This offers a range of services from shopping, laundry, cleaning, light meal preparation etc. (Cost is £14 per hour ; minimum time is one hour).
The Action Centre is always looking for volunteers, so if you have a few hours to spare why not drop in to the Centre to find out more. It is open Mon.-Fri. From 9am to 1pm and is situated on Canal Street Retford, (opposite The Little Theatre). Tel. 01777 709650.
Leaflets listing details of all these services is freely available from the Centre.