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This page contains information that has been sent to us from Charities and Voluntary Organisations mostly in Fife about what they do and or provide.

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These pages contain articles from Mrs Pauline Medd

So far there is:

  • Useful tips to use in your disability

  • An example of what goes wrong from the disable persons point of view.

  • Medication and Pain

  • Muddy boots

    Muddy boots is set in the North East of Fife on the Glenrothes Cupar road, opposite Kettle produce.

  • level access, dropped kerbs and toilets

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22/03/2015

When Dad hurts Mum

Two new books have been created to combat domestic abuse through informing non-readers and people with learning disabilities about the risks involved, how to spot abuse and how to access help. The books contain no text and are beautifully illustrated allowing the reader to tell their own story through the pictures.

The books were produced in partnership with Eliminate Domestic Violence Global Foundation (EDV Global Foundation) and Respond.
'When Dad Hurts Mum' deals with the subject of domestic abuse—an issue which affects millions of women in the UK and women with learning disabilities are even more at risk of becoming involved in an abusive relationship.

'Finding a Safe Place from Abuse', which continues the story, will be available in 2015. Katie meets David and falls in love. She moves in with him, but the relationship turns difficult and dangerous when David begins to steal her money and hurt her physically. Katie quickly gets help through her GP. After a stay in a refuge, Katie begins a new life with an increased sense of confidence.

These books will help people of all ages and abilities to recognise the different types of abuse that can happen in relationships, how to seek help, and how a safe and rewarding life can follow after abuse.

When Dad Hurts Mum is available at: http://www.booksbeyondwords.co.uk/news/when-dad-hurts-mum-now-available
Pre-order 'Finding a Safe Place from Abuse' http://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/bookshop/paperbacks/finding-safe-place-abuse-pre-order

The above is from: Fife Adult Protection Newsletter 17 March 2015 AP Newsletter 17 e-version

 

22/03/2015

Banking Text Alerts

Brian Rosie of the Adult Protection Committee advised us about a text alert system he uses on his bank account. We asked Lisa Marriage from the Community Protection Team of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for more information. The Royal Bank of Scotland have been working with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre on ways to tackle financial harm.

The link: http://personal.rbs.co.uk/personal/ways-to-bank-with-us/text-alerts.html?extcam=furl-alerts and the information below is specific to RBS. Check with your own bank or building society to see if they provide a similar service. Alerts can be:

  • Activity Text Alert – Tells you about activity on your account, for example when a payee is added or amended or when a regular payment is changed or created.

  • Balance Text Alert– Gives you a weekly balance reminder or gives an up to date balance on de-mand. Be informed when your balance reaches a high or low limit, chosen by you.

  • An email alert when your statement is available online

  • Act Now Alert (by text and/or email) When you need to pay money into your account to help minimise or avoid fees for unarranged overdrafts and unpaid transactions. They specify the time by which you should pay money into your account to cover all payments and/or to bring your account back into credit or within any arranged overdraft limit.

The above is from: Fife Adult Protection Newsletter 17 March 2015 AP Newsletter 17 e-version

 

22/03/2015

Safer Banking

Using chip-and-pin in shops or at a cash machine can be a problem for some disabled people and many have to ask for the help of strangers. But a new guide explains how to keep banking secure. Almost three-quarters of people for whom using a bank card is difficult say they have given their PIN code to someone else in the past two years. Sharing this information breaks with the terms and conditions of many accounts. This means that if you've been a victim of fraud and the bank finds out you gave your PIN code to someone else, you may not get your money back.

In response, the Payments Council has produced a website: www.payyourway.org.uk It contains tips on banking safely when someone else does much of it on your behalf. The Managing Payments Guide gives advice such as how best to use internet and phone banking, how to set up a joint account with a trusted person, and how to create a "one time only" PIN code to withdraw a specified sum without handing over a bank card.

Prepaid cards can be bought at the post office and some supermarkets, and you don't need a bank account to do so. Money can be put on to them via SMS, online and at the Post Office and because they are from a major credit card company they can be used anywhere. Third party mandates are also recommended. These give a trusted person access to an individual's main bank account meaning they can then withdraw money or pay bills for somebody else. The Pay Your Way campaign has also worked with banks and building societies on new best practice guidelines to boost staff awareness and to make sure accessibility needs are built into products of the future.

The above is from: Fife Adult Protection Newsletter 17 March 2015 AP Newsletter 17 e-version

 

22/03/2015

Acting on behalf of a person with dementiaAlzheimer's Society Logo

Only 22 per cent of people affected by dementia feel that businesses and organisations understand a person's rights around Lasting Power of Attorney. The poll by Alzheimer's Society was released to mark the launch of Accessing and sharing information: Acting on behalf of a person with dementia booklet.

There are times when families or friends may need to access or share information on behalf of a person with dementia. The law in this area can be complex and often people, as well as organisations, are unsure about the rights that people have under the Data Protection Act. As part of the group, Alzheimer's Society collaborated with Office of the Public Guardian and a number of other organisations, including banks and utility providers, to produce this guidance booklet.

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney means your choices count, no matter what happens in the future and everybody should consider having one. People needing advice on Lasting Power of Attorney and dementia can call the Alzheimer's Society Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

New dementia app Alzheimer Scotland have launched a new app called Pocket Pal. The free app is a mobile (phone or tablet) application that helps to remind people when to use things around the home – for example the washing machine, the cooker, or the kettle. The app breaks down any household task into a series of small steps using images, text and/or voice. For information visit: www.alzscot.org/news_and_community/news/3242_pocket_pal_now_on_dementia_circle

The above is from: Fife Adult Protection Newsletter 17 March 2015 AP Newsletter 17 e-version

 

02/02/2015

Call to halt new benefit regime for disabled Scots (Third Force News)

Leading charities say moving disabled people onto a new benefit system is a waste of time and will cause uncertainty and confusion.

Citizens Advice Scotland and Inclusion Scotland want the UK government to halt the introduction of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) which replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

The Smith Commission proposed control of this benefit be devolved – which means Scottish claimants would be switched to the new system now, only to be moved again in two years' time.

To view the rest of the Article Click on the following link http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/

The above information was supplied by the February edition of the Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) e-bulletin. 

 

02/02/2015

Advocacy in Fife Booklet

Please see below a copy of the Advocacy in Fife Booklet.

Downloads:
Booklet (1,583KB) PDF

Opens on the Fife Voluntary Action website www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk

From the Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 29 January 2015

 

16/01/2015

'Keeping Your Money Safe' Easy Read Booklet

Please find attached the 'Keeping Your Money Safe' Easy Read booklet which has been created by the Adult Protection Committee with advice from People First.  It is also available to download at:

http://publications.1fife.org.uk/uploadfiles/publications/c64_KeepingyourmoneysafeEasyRead1.pdf

 

10/11/2014

Take Action, Change Lives

People all over Scotland are taking action to end mental health stigma and discrimination as part of See Me's new campaign, People like YOU will end mental health stigma and discrimination.

Watch the video here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHxK0cq5szY 

From: Scottish Disability Equality Forum e-newsletter Issue 19

 

10/11/2014

Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) Briefing on the consultation – Accessible Transport Strategy and Action Plan for Scotland 2015 - 2020

I attach the Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) briefing on the consultation - Accessible Transport Strategy and Action Plan for Scotland 2015 -2020.

Attachment: Accessible Transport Strategy and Action Plan SDEF Briefing

Alternative formats of  the SDEF briefing documents can be downloaded from our website – SDEF Consultations
I would be most grateful if you could take the time to give us your views on this consultation by midnight on Sunday 11 January 2015
Here is the link to the simple online questionnaire - please click on the link and it will take you to the questionnaire page:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W2THPLN

You can read this Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance (SATA) consultation document, containing all of their questions, on the their website at:
http://www.scottishaccessibletransport.org.uk/atsaps.php

If you require this consultation in hard copy, please contact me and I will be happy to send this to you.  If you have any questions about this consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kindest Regards
Morven Brooks
Information and Communications Officer
Tel: 01259 272063
www.sdef.org.uk

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24/05/2014

easyfundraising

easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way to raise money for charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra. So far we’ve raised over £6 million for causes throughout the UK.

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What does a Fife Family Support Service Coordinator of PAMIS do

Added 26/06/2013

PAMIS was established in 1992 to provide support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), their family and carers and interested professionals. 

Aims

 Our commitment is to ensure that:

  • people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are valued both as individuals and in the contribution they make to the community

  • they should receive all the support needed to participate fully in everyday life

  • their right to a full life shaped by personal choice, abilities and needs underlies all provision and policy affecting their lives

  • the knowledge and experience of family carers is recognised, and that their views are fully taken into account in relation to the support they are offered.

 To achieve this, PAMIS offers families:

  • practical help, advice, training and information

  • individual support, and contact with other families

  • assistance with achieving better access to community resources, whether mainstream or specialist

  • the opportunity to influence policy and services significantly, both at local and national levels

PAMIS is a voluntary organisation and registered charity.

PAMIS In Fife

c/o Fife Carers Centre
157 Commercial Street
Kirkcaldy, Fife
KY1 2NS
Co-ordinator: Maureen McClelland

Tel: 01592 551 310 
Fax:01592 263 910 
Email: Fife@pamis.org.uk

www.pamis.org.uk

Public Library Online

Added 13/09/2012

Public Library Online is a website where, for free, you can read full-text e-books online from publishers such as Bloomsbury,

Canongate and Arden.  There are no complicated downloads and you can access the books using your existing computer or internet enabled mobile phone in the library, at home or elsewhere.

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Lead Scotland takes on new services to support disabled learners and carers

Lead Scotland has recently taken on a range of new services to provide further support for disabled learners and carers across Scotland. This includes an Information Service to provide free and impartial advice about post-16 learning and the support available to disabled learners and carers, as well as a new policy role.

Information Service
Our Information Service is available to anyone with a disability or health condition, including those who support them (both carers and staff), across the whole of Scotland. The service is free as funding has been received from The Scottish Government. We can provide information on a range of issues, including:

applying for educational courses and training programmes sources of funding and support for disabled learners support for the people supporting you information regarding disability equality and discrimination and much more .....

Freephone helpline: 0800 999 2568 (2-4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 10am – 12pm on Thursdays and Fridays)
E-mail: info@lead.org.uk
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Service’.

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Introducing DotComUnity

DotComUnity has recently been launched in Scotland by the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS).    

What is DotComUnity?

  • A one stop shop with information on local services and support available across the whole of the UK.  

  • A tool for service users choosing support and planning

Making the most of your Human Rights to Independent Living

Making the most of your Human Rights to Independent Living

A tool-kit for disabled people and their advocates

The tool-kit

The purpose of this tool-kit is to provide the information that disabled people need to realise their human right to live independently. It is for disabled people and their advocates.

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The Trusted Traders Scheme

Need household improvements or repairs?
Car sales or servicing?
Trusted Trader is an online directory of local tradesmen who have made a commitment to treat their customers fairly. 

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Fife Council on Thursday 10 February 2012 announced how it will use £821m to continue to provide services for the people of Fife whilst still saving £33.8m to balance the books.

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Complete budget papers are available on Fifedirect at:

www.fifedirect.org.uk/budgets

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Fife Hospitals Kidney Support Group

Who are we? – Fife Hospitals Kidney Support Group is a registered charitable organisation set up in 2003 to help sufferers of kidney disease throughout Fife.  Our committee is made up of patients and carers but also supported by families, friends and medical professionals.

What do we do? – We raise funds allowing us to offer different outings from weekends away, day trips, educational meetings and other social activities to patients, carers and families at little or no cost to the patient.  We are committed to promoting the organ donor scheme, which can transform the lives of those who receive a successful kidney transplant.

How can we help you? – If you are suffering any form of kidney problem we can offer support and information through our regular newsletters and by giving you the opportunity to attend different social and educational meetings and outings.   Our membership allows you to access information through get togethers and meeting people in the same situation as yourself.  Sometimes it is the experience of others that can help you get through a difficult time.  We can also help with information regarding  holidays, insurance etc.

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Your Countryside, Your Trails, Your Choice - Fieldfare Trust

Your Countryside, Your Trails, Your Choice - that is the objective of the Fieldfare Trust’s groundbreaking new website being launched on the 29th October 2010.

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Fife Cares works throughout Fife to address the safety and security concerns of young families, older people and vulnerable groups. Clients are visited in their own homes and offered advice and equipment that is tailored to their individual needs. Where needed, safety and security equipment is installed free of charge by either Fife Council Building Services or by Scottish Security.

Challenger Children`s Fund

3H FUND

Challenger Children`s Fund

The fund offers small-scale financial help for physically disabled young people in Scotland. It will fund anything that is not provided by statutory sources - so that could mean expenditure such as a washing machine, holiday expenses, clothing, computer hardware or specialised adapted equipment

http://www.ccfscotland.org/

3H FUND

3H Fund has a grant programme to assist disabled people (whether physically or mentally) their families and carers, on low income, to organise a modest holiday for themselves. Grants are given for the accommodation part of a holiday and the holiday must be taken in the UK.

http://www.3hfund.org.uk/

 

MO-Lawns - new service for people with disabilities

MO-Lawns offers our disabled clients a grass cutting service at prices that cannot be beat (from £4.99).  We cover the whole of Fife and hold Disclosure Scotland Certificate

(MO-Lawns) - contact .
Matthew O'Brien Manager  Mo-Lawns
Mobile Phone | Text: 07914 529104
matt.obrien@hotmail.co.uk

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Telecare and The Dementia Services Development Centre Free copies of the practice guides

These four practice guides explore how telecare can contribute to the support, protection and quality of life of people with a learning disability, sensory impairment, physical disability or dementia. they have been written for assessors, cre and support staff and their managers, telecare service managers and development staff.

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The Fife ILeostomy and Internel Pouch Support Group

What is IA?

IA is a national support group for people with ileostomies and internal pouches.

  • Listen

  • Inform

  • Support

Established in 1956 as the Ileostomy Association by a group of people with ileostomies and some members of the medical profession, the organisation now has 54 member organisations in the UK and Ireland.  These local groups are managed by volunteers, most of whom have an Ileostomy or internal pouch.       

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What you can do about Anti-Social Behaviour

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About this booklet

This booklet is for people who experience mental-health problems and who are interested in getting access to self directed support in Scotland.
Self-directed support is designed to help people to manage their own social-care support and choose the services that suit them best.
The booklet will give you some information and allow you to make an informed decision about whether to get self-directed support. It will also explain how self-directed support can help you to manage your mental health.

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Fife Care and Repair

Fife Care and Repair is a free and confidential, client based service that offers advice and assistance to enable older homeowners and private tenants to improve or repair their homes. Our aim is to enable older people to live in the comfort of their own home and to remain in their own community.
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Theatre Workshop Scotland

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DLA extended to visually impaired

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Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) launches info site

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Your Call

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL)

The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is a user-led organisation. This means that disabled people make up the majority of people on the Board. Click the links on the left to find out more about the following areas:

  • Staff

  • Management and governance

  • Supporting LCiL

  • Approach values and history

  • Membership

  • Useful links

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PERCY BILTON CHARITY

The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust which funds the
following:

* Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.
* Social workers may apply on the behalf of individuals who have a disability or mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic furniture, equipment and clothing.

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INDEPENDENCE AT HOME

Independence at Home is a national charity that helps improve independence, comfort, safety, dignity and quality of life for people with long-term illness and disability by helping towards the cost of adaptations, equipment or other things that are not available from public funds. During 2008 Independence at Home made grants to 1,250 people.

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The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership

The SDGP offers golfing opportunities and training for anyone in Scotland with sensory loss, amputees, learning difficulties and anyone with other, lesser known conditions, serious health issues or disabilities.

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NATIONAL POLICY ON HOUSING – WHAT YOU CAN DO!

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We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.

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Disabilities Fife
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