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companiions

companiions is a befriending service that helps you to find and organise local companionship, for yourself or your loved one. All companions are vetted, rated and reviewed, with DBS checks and references available on request. In the companiions app, everything happens in a safe environment - with secure payment and real-time updates on how your loved one is doing.

Connect to Support- Lincolnshire

Connect to Support Lincolnshire is an online information and advice library, community directory and marketplace for adults in Lincolnshire. Their website is intended for adults who want to find out about local groups, activities and services within the community.

Contact

Contact supports families with disabled children with the best possible guidance and information. It brings families together to support each other, and helps families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Council for Disabled Children

An online library of resources that you can access to find out more about disability policy and practice which includes a selection of materials specifically written with parents in mind.

Crossroads – Caring for Carers – York

Crossroads currently support family carers and the people they care for across many areas in North Yorkshire, including:
  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough
  • Ripon
  • York
  • Selby
They specialise locally in enabling respite for carers by providing the people they look after with home visits from their professional care workers. Their aim is to reduce the everyday stresses carers face by enabling them to take a break on a regular or occasional basis, with the knowledge that the person requiring care is safe and supported.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cruse has specialist bereavement experts who help by providing grief support, information, advice, support and a dedicated helpline to those who have experienced a bereavement. However, or whenever the death occurred.

David Lloyd Clubs

Find out why our clubs are the perfect place to keep the whole family happy. Find your local club to learn more about family gym memberships

Dementia Carer

Dementia Carers can sometimes find it a challenge to stay positive, manage frustrations, take breaks, stay healthy, engage professionals, tell friends and family, cope with changes to their relationships, live well and support their loved one, and get the sleep that is needed. Dementia Carer has been developed to provide useful information and advice to Dementia Carers and has been put together by family members who look after someone who has dementia.

Dementia UK

Provides support, information and advice about living with dementia. It offers a helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia.

Diabetes UK – North Lincolnshire

Provides information, help and support for people affected by diabetes. There is also the Scunthorpe Diabetes Support Group.

Disability Grants

Do you have a disability? Or care for disabled child or adult? If so, you can use this website to save time finding disability grants nationally and locally.

Disability Law Service

The Disability Law Service provides free legal advice, information and representation to disabled people and their families or carers.

Disability Rights UK/RADAR

Wide range of information and publications designed to educate and inform disabled people, public sector organisations and the private sector. Operates the National Key Scheme which provides disabled people with independent access to locked public toilets around the country.

Disabled Living Foundation

Provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their Carers and families. From stairlifts to walk-in-baths, jar openers to tap turners, bath seats to walking sticks, wheelchairs to scooters, hoists to beds, the DLF can help find disabled equipment solutions that enable people to stay active and independent.

Discount for Carers

Discounts for Carers is a dedicated service that connects those who work in the care sector to money-saving discounts with the biggest brands. Regardless of whether you are a carer for a friend, a family member, or if you work in the care sector professionally. Discounts for Carers have a wide variety of discounts and exclusive offers available, from hundreds of brands. It is free to join and you can save money at the places you love with vouchers, discounts and cashback.

Do-It

Do-it is the UK’s national volunteering database, which lists volunteering opportunities from thousands of charities and social action groups in the UK, from the largest household names through to small informal groups. These opportunities have come together because groups and organisations want to change something in their local area. You can find the right volunteering opportunity for you using Do-It.

Doro phone 1360

£23.94
Enjoy an easy to use mobile phone with a wide display, a keypad that makes everyday calling and texting simple, a built-in torch, and easy functionality wherever you go.

Doro phone 2404

£31.92
Enjoy an easy to use mobile phone with a keypad that makes everyday calling and texting simple, a camera for capturing special moments and easy functionality wherever you go.

Doro phone 7000H

£71.21
Enjoy wireless freedom at home with an elegant cordless phone that requires no fixed landline and combines a speakerphone for hands free operation with separated keys featuring large, easy to read characters. Unlike other cordless phones, the handset is equipped with a SIM card for connecting to a cellular network, so you can also use it to send and receive both SMS and MMS messages. And with longer range than conventional cordless phones, you may also find yourself enjoying calls out in the garden.

Doro phone 8050

£169.55
Always dependable ­– always there. The Doro 8050 is the smartphone you can rely on to make staying in touch with family and friends simple and enjoyable. The result of years of experience working closely with seniors to ensure our products and services meet your specific wants and needs, the Doro 8050 truly is the simply easy Android smartphone. Not only does it offer loud and clear sound, as well as an excellent visual experience and easy to use camera for taking and sharing great photos. It also features an intuitive interface to simplify everything you want to do – especially helpful if you’re new to Android. And Doro's signature Response button means help is always within reach, providing peace of mind for both you and your relatives. It is also durably built in case you accidentally drop it – simple, easy and safe.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal Fabric

  • Amazon's most popular smart speaker: now with a fabric design and improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
  • Voice control your music: stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible.
  • Bigger, better sound: pair with a second Echo Dot for rich, stereo sound. Fill your home with music with compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
  • Ready to help: ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices and more.
  • Connect with others: call almost anyone hands free including UK mobile and residential numbers (from UK only), other Echo devices, Alexa app and Skype. Link your Vodafone account to make and receive mobile calls. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
  • Alexa has skills: with tens of thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games and more.
  • Voice control your smart home: turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors and more, with compatible connected devices.
  • Designed to protect your privacy: built with multiple layers of privacy protection and control, including a Microphone Off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Echo Show 8 | 2nd generation (2021 release), HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera | Glacier White

  • Alexa can show you even more: 8" HD touchscreen, adaptive colour and stereo speakers bring entertainment to life. Make video calls with a 13 MP camera that uses auto-framing to keep you centred.
  • Stay in frame: make video calls with a new camera that frames and centres automatically. Simply ask Alexa to call your contacts.
  • Make life easier at home: glance at your calendars and reminders. Use your voice to set timers, update lists, and see news or traffic updates.
  • Manage your smart home: look in when you're away with the built-in camera. Control compatible devices like cameras, lights and more using the interactive display or your voice.
  • Be entertained: enjoy TV programmes and films in HD and stereo with Prime Video, Netflix and more. Ask Alexa to stream Amazon Music, Apple Music or Spotify.
  • Put your memories on display: use Amazon Photos to turn your Home screen into a digital frame. Adaptive colour helps your favourite photos look great in any light.
  • Designed to protect your privacy: electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with the press of a button. Slide the built-in cover to close the camera.

Emergency Schemes for Carers

Many local carer services and local councils offer carer schemes where an emergency plan can be put into action if you have a caring emergency.

Most of these schemes are free.

How do the schemes work?

Each of the schemes will work slightly differently so check with your local carer service about what is available where you live. Usually you will need to carry a card with you at all times. In an emergency, anyone who finds this card will know you are a carer and that there is someone relying on your support. They can ring the phone number on the card and that will go through to a 24-hour-a-day call centre. The call centre will have your emergency plan that says what you would like to happen in the event of an emergency. This may be as simple as calling someone else you know who can care for the person you usually look after until you are better. Some schemes include some emergency care from your local council but check with the scheme where you live. These schemes don't usually cover you if you have something planned, such as an appointment, and need short-term replacement care.

Equipment Hire – Birmingham

Today they have over 100 customers on long term rentals, and many customers on short term rentals, and also sell refurbished and new equipment. They offer service and repair too so please feel free to contact them or visit the showroom to discuss your mobility needs today.