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Information and services
Hearing loss assessment
Seescape 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.
To find out more about the services they provide, please get in touch using the information below.
Phone: 01592 644 979
Address: Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5EF
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 01383 441177 for more information.
Help and 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 support with everyday things like getting washed, dressing or cooking a meal. This help 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. If you'd like to find out more, please 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 website using the contact social work enquiries online link.
Kingdom Housing provides a handypersons service that undertakes small scale jobs for residents of Fife who are one of the following:
- over 60
- a victim of crime
- at high risk of falling
- who are vulnerable in any other way
- 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 using the information below.
Phone: 01592 632592
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
Help with Instructions
Seescape provide support for people with visual impairments, including advice and training on the latest equipment, gadgets and software that will help you live more independently, communicate easily with friends and family and enjoy your hobbies.
Seescape also offers free NHS eye tests.
If you'd like to find out more or arrange an appointment, please get in touch using the details below.
Phone: 01592 646728
Address: Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy
Help with loneliness
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, there are different things you can try that may help.
Visit the following NHS websites for numerous suggestions on how you can try to overcome loneliness: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/feeling-lonely/ or www.nhsinform.scot/self-help-guides