Older People & Long Term Conditions
Action on hearing loss has a simple telephone hearing screening tool. To use this FREE service call 0844 800 3838
Are you worried about your hearing loss or have tinnitus?
If so our Information Line is open-
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Text phone: 0808 808 9000
Some general advice for the voluntary organisations on Police contact:
- If the volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call 999.
- If they believe a person is a victim of domestic or elder abuse but not in imminent danger they should call 101.
- If they have general concerns about non urgent vulnerabilities they should report direct to Adult Social care on -
• If the adult lives in Stoke-on-Trent: 0800 561 0015
Let’s make tough times that little bit easier …
Not being able to get to the shops for your essentials is hard. Especially in the current situation. That’s why we’ve created the Volunteer Shopping Card, the cashless - and less stressful - way for people to help get the shopping in. Ideal for those who might be self-isolating, older or medically vulnerable, the Volunteer Shopping Card provides a contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to shop for them.
If you have to stay at home
The Volunteer Shopping Card is great because it’s easy to:
The SSASPB held seven learning events on the topic of self-neglect, following the identification of lessons learnt from a Multi-agency Learning Review.
An army of volunteers who have come together to support the most vulnerable members of Tamworth’s community during the coronavirus pandemic have been praised for their tireless efforts.
A huge taskforce has mobilised to ensure that help is available to those who need it most - and particularly those who have been asked to completely self-isolate for at least 12 weeks.
Around 100 volunteers are providing food and medicine deliveries, signposting to services, as well as help with befriending and loneliness.
As you will all be aware, we are now facing unprecedented times in the NHS, social care and as a country with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We want to make sure that everyone is kept as up to date as possible with what is going on locally in health and care, including any temporary service changes. As a result, Together We’re Better will be releasing weekly updates, like this one, with the latest information from across the health and care system across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Persimmon Community Champions re giving away up to £2000 each every month – that’s a whopping £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.
From 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s - a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time.
It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, telling them why your group or charity, which works with or supports the over-70s, deserves their donation.
Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well
The COVID symptom tracker was created by doctors and scientists at King’s College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a health science company.
Coronavirus - if you can’t top up your prepayment meter
Tell your supplier if you can’t get to a shop to top up because you’re ill with coronavirus or following guidance to ‘self-isolate’. You’ll find their contact details on their website or on your bill.
They’ll try to help you find other ways to keep your energy supply connected. For example: