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Look after yourself.

If you feel you need help, below are some organisations which are available to support you.

Wiltshire Fire Brigade

Residents across the county can request a Safe and Well check,  where a member of staff will visit you in your home, at a convenient time to see what we can do together to make you home safer. A safe and well check appointment can normally last about one hour, during this time topics that can be covered are electrical safety, cooking safely, making an escape plan, and what to do if there is a fire. We can also have a conversation with you around improving your health and well-being. They will fit free smoke alarms where required. To arrange a free check you can call 0800 038 2323 or sign up online at dwfire.org.uk

 

Warm and Safe Wiltshire

Warm and Safe Wiltshire offers all residents across the county free and impartial energy saving advice. Also there services offer help and advice relating to insulation, heating and draft proofing, guidance on heating systems and controls, issues with damp and condensation, advice on understanding your fuel bill, help with switching energy suppliers and fuel tariffs to keep bills affordable.

If you feel you would benefit or would like to know more please visit their webpage: http://www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk/

 

Tesco

Ensuring that we have a good impact on our communities and are a good neighbor is important to us. Therefore we look at the Communities we work within to see what we can do. Part of our role in communities is to offer great jobs and opportunities and ensure that our workforce reflects the community we are serving. Secondly, we look at how we can help make a difference to the environment in our communities. Finally, we look at how we can help local people. Recently Salisbury Medical Practice has been working closely with Tesco where Tesco donate tea, coffee and biscuits to help support our Memory, Carer’s and osteoporosis Café’s


Age UK

For the last four years, Age UK has been calling on the Government to reform its energy efficiency programmes to enable all older people to live in a warm home.  Age UK is calling for the Government to reform its energy efficiency programmes, make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority, commit to bringing 2 million UK low income homes up to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2020 and all 6 million low income homes up to EPC Band C by 2025. They are also campaigning for warm park homes.  For more information look at:

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/housing-choices/campaign-for-warm-homes/

 

Victim Support

Victim Support gives emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Wiltshire. They are an independent charity, which you can contact for support no matter how long ago the crime took place. They will help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime. They will help by possibly arranging a meeting for you to talk and receive emotional support in confidence, help to fill out a compensation form or referring you to other specialist organisations that can also help. Call us for free on 08 08 16 89 111.

 

Dieticians

The Dietitians provide a range of services to adults and children, applying the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of clinically related nutritional problems and the promotion of health, translating nutritional science into practical dietary advice for individuals, groups and communities. The department works both in the hospital and local community setting. Salisbury Medical Practice also hold Dieticians Clinic, please enquire at front desk or on 01722 333034

 

National Osteoporosis Society

They provide a wide range of services to help people learn about osteoporosis, how to prevent it or to manage living with the disease. Working together for a brighter future for people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures across the UK, putting an end to preventable broken bones and helping people to live without pain and disability. The National Osteoporosis Society offers a freephone helpline on 0808 800 0035. They also offer a support group which if you would like to get involved please use 01761473122.

 

Health Trainers

A dedicated health trainer can assist you in every step of the way to achieving and maintaining your goals. They can also help you find other services and activities. This service is for people aged 18 + and is free. Health trainers aim to help you improve your general wellbeing, build your self-confidence and motivation, eat healthier food and be a healthy weight, reduce or stop smoking, be more active and drink less alcohol. You can contact for more information by 0300 0034566 or health.trainers@wiltshire.gov.uk.Healt h trainers are available at the Library and Salisbury medical Practice on certain days.

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction is a free and confidential helpline for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in Scotland.

for more information please go to the below link:

http://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/ 

 
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