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 including Meals on Wheels. Fife Council can provide hot meals to you in your home already warmed and ready to eat. Visit www.fifedirect.org.uk and search for Social Care and Health. 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 441177.
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.
On Your Doorstep is the leading mental health charity for Fife. They campaign vigorously to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect. For more information contact them on 01334 657421; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.onyourdoorstepfife.org. If you would like help and advice about your career then you can contact the Fife Careers Centre on 01592 205472 or visit www.fifecarerscentre.org.
Fife Direct for People with Disabilities aims to generally assist and support people with disabilities within Fife and to encourage their active involvement in promoting and understanding of disability issues, through disability awareness and equality training. Contact Social Work Enquiries on 01383 441177 or visit www.fifedirect.org.uk. You could qualify for concessionary travel such as a Myfife card for bus travel or for help managing your benefits further inforamtion is available at www.fifedirect.org.uk. For advice on careers the Fife Careers Centre is located on 157 Commercial Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 2NS and can be contacted via Tel: 01592 205472, Email: email@example.com or Text: 07781691391. Alternatively Fife Forum is a Fife based Agency concerned with the needs and aspirations of older people. For further information visit www.fifeforum.org.uk, call (01592) 643743, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Office 1-2, Fraser Buildings, Millie Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NL.
Alzheimer’s Scotland Fife Group provides advice and support to people with dementia and their carers. They are based at Glenrothes Information Café and can be contacted on 01592 204541 or by email at email@example.com. Services provided: Information, advice, support; Carer education; Outreach support, for further information please see www.alzscot.org. Dementia-Post Diagnostic Support Service provides people with Dementia as well their carer’s and families with information and advice on all aspects of living with their conditions to improve their quality of life. This can be accessed via a referal from your GP or a diagnosing specialist. In addition the Fife Forum can help people make community connections, visit their website at www.fifeforum.org.uk.
You have answered that your clothes size has increased in the last 3-6 months. If this has happened without you trying to, and is something that you would like help with you may find that exercising or participating in group activities may help. If you don’t feel confident, we have found going with someone you know might help. Fife offer a scheme which gives price reductions on sport, leisure and cultural activities. To find out more you can visit the Fifedirect.org.uk Fifestyle page. The On Your Doorstep Website contains information about healthy living and getting active. You'll find lots of handy tips on healthy living to help you to improve your diet and your fitness. Everything you need to take life on, one step at a time at www.onyourdoorstepfife.org. Further information about Active Options fitness classes suitable for those with various health conditions is also available on www.fifeleisure.org.uk.
From your answers you have indicated that you often forget mealtimes, or that you have already eaten. 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 operates a meals on wheels service which would ensure meals are provided to you one to four times a week. Menus are varied and can accommodate special dietary requirements. To find out more about the service you can visit www.fifedirect.org.uk. Alternatively you can contact your local reception services: Social Work Contact Centre 01383 441177. Fife forum also offers access to forum groups who meet on a monthly basis to ampaign for better rights, services and facilities for local older people, pleaes visit their website www.fifeforum.org.uk for more information.
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 on this can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website under the Home Energy Scotland tab. This is the new Scottish Government initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.
If you are a council tax payer and home owner, and you get either loft or cavity wall insulation from our approved supplier - British Gas, you will be entitled to a one-off £50 payment. You don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit from this initiative but to qualify the insulation must be installed by them, specifically through the council tax rebate offer. If you own your home and are interested in the scheme please call British Gas on 0845 605 2535 quoting reference NLCT. Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 1pm Saturday. There are a number of options available to owner occupiers when having energy saving measures carried out in their homes. The Councils own Energy Advice Unit will give impartial advice on the full range of subsidised options available for the installation of cavity wall and loft insulation. They also give general advice on other ways to reduce the cost of fuel bills and can explain the benefits of taking advantage of the increasing range of renewable energy technologies. You can also obtain independent energy saving advice from Change Works on 0131 555 4010, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.changeworks.org.uk or Fuel Povery Advice on www.fifedirect.org.uk.
Lifeline 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 our Control Centre and there is always a Control Operator on duty to respond immediately and this Operator is supported by a Mobile Warden Service. For more information please contact 0800 999 0400 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm or email email@example.com. Alternatively the Fife Falls Response Team can be contacted by pressing Community Alarm, via your GP or NHS24 (Tel. 111). Encouraging the people of Fife to become more active, more often is the main priority of Fife Sports and Leisure Trust. This can be achieved by participating in health related partnerships as a means of improving health and reducing falls. Groups such as: Walking, Move More Fife, Active Options 2 and Disability sports Fife. For further information visit www.fifeleisure.org.uk. A community alarm service is also available and further information is available at www.fifedirect.org.uk.
Here's the details you wanted
Close this window
You can increase or reduce the size of the text by clicking the up or down buttons on the toolbar. The text can be increased by up to 3x its original size.
Click this button to change to a different typeface. There is a choice between serif, sans-serif and comic sans fonts.
Smart Life in Fife website has a variety of different themes to choose from including a high-contrast colour scheme. You can also view the website in a text-only format.
The reading ruler is to assist you with reading the website. The ruler will follow the movements of your mouse cursor, covering the space above and below to make it easier to read one line at a time.
For blind and visually impaired users we recommend NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free "screen reader" application which reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice.
You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.