RECOMMENDED - We would advise that you arrange a Fire Safety Check
If you would like to request a Free Fire Safety Check please contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 0731 999 (or text 61611) and ask for the Community Fire Safety Department. More information is also available via their webiste www.firescotland.gov.uk. If you say that you are calling to request a fire safety check they will arrange this for you. The length of time that you wait for this service will depend on the demand that the Fire Service have at the time. There is no charge made for this service at the current time and they will fit smoke alarms free of charge where required. Fife Community Alarms and Telecare service may also be able to offer you further advice regarding your fire safety, Tel: 01383 441177.
Local help for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people
Fife Deaf Communication Service is a service for Fife. They provide a range of specialist services, information and support to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact details: Tel: 01383 441177, Email: email@example.com, Web: www.fife.gov.uk. If you wish to write their address is Fife Deaf Communication Service, 2nd Floor, Town House, 2 Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XW. Alternatively you can text the Fife Deaf Communication Service on BT Text Direct: 18001 01383 441177
Local clubs and associations for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people
Kirkcaldy Hard of Hearing Group provides support and advice for deaf people of all ages, from interpreting services and sign language training to information about hearing aids. The club also hosts a range of social events, clubs and societies. Contact details: Kirkcaldy Hard of Hearing Group
The NHS Audiology Department in Fife can provide you with expert help and advice. There is a Referral Procedure: If you have never been seen at the audiology department, you must contact your GP initially for assessment and onward referral. If you are an existing NHS Hearing Aid user in the Fife area, contact details are as follows: Queen Margaret Hospital, Audiology Department, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0SU.
Local Information: Problems with telephone
From your answers you have indicated that you are having difficulties using your current phone. More help may be available for you through the Deaf Communications Service who can refer you for a fuller assessment. Please call 01383 441177. Alternatively you can contact the Sensory Impairment Centre at 13 Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5EF, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01592 644979 for further.
Try before you buy - regarding telephones
Fife Society for the Blind has an extensive range of catalogues, leaflets and information relating to both equipment and national and local community services. They can: Advise you about specific equipment and services, send out brochures or information which may be useful to you, Help you find products, information and suppliers. There is also a limited range of equipment available for demonstration purposes. For more information please call 01592 644979 or email 01592 644979. Alternatively you can visit them at Fife Sensory Impairment Centre, 13 Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5EF or visit their website at www.fifesociety.com for further inforamation.
Hearing Loss Assessment
Fife Society for the Blind provides a high quality service to adults with a sensory loss in sight Their aim is to reduce the impact your sensory loss has on your daily life. Rehabilitation workers can help with the following aspects of your life: Mobility, Daily Living, Communication. They can also help those people close to you to understand the implications of your sight loss. Please contact Fife Society for the Blind if you would like an assessment of your sight loss or further information: email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01592 644979. If your sensory loss is in hearing then the Deaf Communications Service at the Social Work Contact Centre provide help and advice, you can contact them on Tel: 01383 441177.
Local Information: Multiple problems related to hearing loss
"Multiple problems related to hearing loss. From your answers you have indicated that you require help with 4 or more issues. There may be a better overall solution available to you please contact Fife Society for the Blind, which is a dedicated team of officers who are your first point of contact if you feel you need social care help and support from Fife. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 01592 644979. The Deaf Communications Service at the Social Work Contact Centre provide help and advice, you can contact them on Tel: 01383 441177.
Help/services around the home
At some point in our lives, many of us due to illness, disability or old age will need some form of help and support with everyday things like getting washed, dressing or cooking a meal. This help and support is often called social care. Asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing to do, however, Fife Council provide a range of social care services to suit people's needs. Visit www.fifedirect.org.uk and search for Health and Social Care. In addition, Social Care Direct is a dedicated team of officers who are your first point of contact if you feel you need social care help and support from Fife Council. Contact them on 01383 44117, or on their webiste using the contact social work enquiries online link. Kingdom Housing provides a Handypersons Service which undertakes small scale jobs for residents of Fife who are over 60, disabled, a victim of crime, at high risk of falling, or who are vulnerable in any other way and have no-one else who can do the task for them. To find out if you are eligible for the service please contact Kingdom Housing Care and Repair Handyperson Service on 01592 632592 or email@example.com.
Local Information: Access to Work
Fife Sensory Impairment Centre provides Help, information & advice for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deaf/blind people. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Tel: 01592 644979. Sensory loss - keep working: Support and advice is available to those with a disability regarding returning to or getting into employment. Visit Supported Employment Fife at www.fife.gov.uk and search for Hearing Impairment to find further information. Also On Your Doorstep provides information on services available surrounding employment in the area. Visit their webist at: www.onyourdoorstepfife.org. Equipment Services have an extensive range of catalogues, leaflets and information relating to equipment. They can: Advise you about specific equipment and services, send out brochures or information which may be useful to you, Help you find products, information and suppliers. There is also a limited range of equipment available for demonstration purposes. For more information: Scot Mobility UK Ltd, Unit 8, Dewar House, Enterprise Way, Dunfermline Fife, KY11 8PY Website: http://www.scotmobility.co.uk, Tel: 01383 739287 Fairprice Mobility, Website: http://www.fairpricemobilityltd.co.uk/