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Concerned about memory loss - these groups may help
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.
Delivery of pre-prepared meals
At some point in our lives, many of us due to illness, disability or old age will need some form of help with everyday things like getting washed, dressing or cooking a meal. This 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 a meals on wheels service.
Fife Council can provide hot meals to you in your home already warmed and ready to eat. To find out more, please 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. You can contact them on 01383 441177.
Demand Responsive Transport
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 visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/.
Energy Saving Trust Scotland
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 visiting www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland.
This is the new Scottish Government initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.
Groups that can help with maintaining a healthy weight
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, please visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/ and search for Fifestyle.
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.
To find out more, please visit www.onyourdoorstepfife.org/.
Further information about Active Options fitness classes, which are suitable for those with various health conditions, can be accessed by visiting www.fifeleisure.org.uk/.
Groups that support people with mental health issues
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, please contact them using the information below.
Website: On Your Doorstep
Phone: 01334 657421
If you would like help and advice about your career then you can contact the Fife Careers Centre using the following details.
Website: Fife Carers Centre
Phone: 01592 205472
Help for those who often forget mealtimes
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 with everyday things like getting washed, dressing or cooking a meal. This support is often called social care.
Asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing to do, but Fife Council operates a meals on wheels service that 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, please visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/topics/index or phone the Social Work Contact Centre on 01383 441177.
Fife forum also offers access to forum groups who meet on a monthly basis to campaign for better rights, services and facilities for local older people. For more information, please visit www.fifeforum.org.uk/.
Help for those with financial strain or worries
You have mentioned that you may be feeling stressed or anxious due to a recent life event.
If this is a result of your financial circumstances, there is help and advice available from the Citizens Advice Bureau. Citizens Advice and Rights Fife is a voluntary organisation which is dedicated to helping alleviate these severe pressure on people suffering financial hardship due to physical or mental disability and their carers.
You can find more information by using the information below.
Website: Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0345 1400 095 (general advice) or 0345 1400 094 (debt advice)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.00pm
Independent sources of help and advice for older people
Fife Direct for People with Disabilities aims to assist and support people with disabilities and to encourage their active involvement in promoting and understanding of disability issues, which is done through disability awareness and equality training.
If you'd like to find out more about this service, please contact Social Work Enquiries using the following details.
Website: Fife Direct
Phone: 01383 441177
You could qualify for concessionary travel, such as a Myfife card, for bus travel or for help managing your benefits. To find out more, please visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/topics/index.
For advice on careers, please get in touch with the Fife Careers Centre using the information below.
Phone: 01592 205472
Address: 157 Commercial Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 2NS
Alternatively, Fife Forum is a Fife based Agency concerned with the needs and aspirations of older people. For further information, please use the following details.
Website: Fife Forum
Phone: 01592 643743
Address: 1-2, Fraser Buildings, Millie Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NL
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.