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Lifeline 24 is a telephone-based system which you can use to summon help, call assistance, or give you reassurance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The main role of the lifeline service is to obtain help for an elderly or disabled person when an emergency arises. The 'Lifeline' is connected to a control centre where there is always a control operator on duty to respond immediately. This operator is supported by a mobile warden service.
For more information, please use the following details.
Website: Lifeline 24
Phone: 0800 999 0400 (Monday to Friday 8.30am -6pm, Saturday 9am -5pm)
Alternatively, the Fife Falls Response Team can be contacted by pressing Community Alarm, via your GP or NHS24 (Tel. 111).
Fife Council also provide a community alarm service. For further information call the Contact Centre on 03451 551503 to see whether you are eligible.
Information on renting commodes in your area
A commode can be used as an alternative if you are unable to get to your toilet safely.
There are different types of commodes available so it is important to consider these to ensure you get one that is suitable for you. Various commodes can be loaned to you or purchased following an assessment of your needs.
Age UK offer free, discrete delivery of your choice pf products and can be contacted using the information below.
Phone: 0800 849 8032
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 8am to 6pm, Friday - 8am to 5:30pm, Saturday - 9am to 1pm
The Red Cross also offer commodes with free delivery, and can be contacted by phoning on 844 89 300 90 or 01904 202154.
Local information on specialist shoe suppliers
For useful advice on choosing footwear for problems like swollen feet, arthritis, diabetes, odd sized feet or cold feet, please visit www.fifedirect.org.uk.
There is also lots of information on foot care available on the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists website, please visit cop.org.uk/.
Mobility shops in Fife stock a range of footwear to suit people with problems like oedema, corns, bunions and very wide feet. You can also find out more by contacting Fairprice Mobility on 01592 652244.
If you have a problem with your feet that you cannot address with self-help, please contact your doctor for medical advice.