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Fife Direct gives you easy access to information about the range of public services, news and events in Fife provided by Fife's public, voluntary and community organisations. Fife Direct is for everyone who lives, works and plays in Fife.
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Citizens Advice Scotland have set up the Registered Trader Scheme, in association with the County’s Community Safety Team, the police and other voluntary, public and private sector agencies.
If you need the services of a trader, the scheme helps you make an informed choice. It also supports and recognises those businesses which are committed to high standards of trading.
To find further information, please use the following information.
Website: Citizens Advice Scotland
Phone: 03454 04 05 06
Another service which you may find helpful is Fife Trusted Traders, which is a scheme designed to help you avoid rogue traders and is ran by Fife Council Trading Standards.
Recommendations and comments are made by actual customers, providing feedback on their experiences. To find this list, please click here.
The answers that you have given suggest that your memory loss is a concern to yourself or people that are close to you.
Often talking this over with an organisation, or with someone who understands this difficulty, can relieve your fears as well provide advice on what to do.
Alzheimer’s Scotland can also give you helpful information. This is not to say your memory loss is dementia related, however, this service will be able to give you advice and guidance on helping with these issues.
If you'd like to find out more about the services they can provide, please get in touch using the information below.
Website: Alzheimer's Scotland
Phone: 0808 808 3000
Alternatively, you could also talk to you GP.
ContactSCOTLAND allows you to use BSL rather than written English. It provides immediate access to numerous organisations when you need it, contacting local voluntary groups, local disability organisations, making arrangements to attend meetings etc.
Making contact using contactSCOTLAND means you have clear communication in your terms, rather than having to rely on someone else to telephone for you.
It is open 8am-12 midnight, 7 days a week for non-emergency calls only.
Phone: 0141 419 0420
You have answered that you have let someone into your home and then regretted letting them in but have not told anyone about this.
Individuals can be at risk from strangers or from people they know. These may be relatives, friends, neighbours or paid carers. Please do not ignore your concerns.
For more information on the advice and assistance available, please click here.
Demand Responsive Transport is a service in Fife that helps people who have difficulty with transport. It is available for those who are elderly, frail and/ or have disabilities, as well as anyone who is unable to access public transport (all passengers under 18yrs of age must be escorted).
They have a number of drivers and offer help with transport to hospitals, doctors, health related appointments and social journeys.
You will be asked for the date and time of your journey, the pick-up arrangements, the destination address, the approximate waiting time for the driver and any special requirements. You need to book at least 24 hours ahead. This service also has wheelchair-accessible minibuses for hire.
Fife Council also offer concessionary travel in a variety of schemes.
For further information, and to find out if you are eligible for concessionary travel, please click on the link below.
Website: Fife Direct
Fife Council provide information via their website about access to buildings, including how many steps the building has, whether it has handrails, disabled toilets, etc.
Information can be found by following the link here.
You can obtain independent energy saving advice from the Energy Saving Trust Scotland. Please call their free phone on 0800 512 012.
You may also find the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (also known as HEEPS) helpful. More information can be found by clicking here.
This is the new Scottish Government initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.
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