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Help for Older People

First Contact Signposting Scheme

If you’re 60 or over First Contact gets you help from lots of organisations when you complete one simple checklist.

First Contact gets you advice on:

  • Preventing falls
  • Home safety and security
  • Repairs, adaptations and specialist equipment
  • Energy saving improvements to keep you warm and reduce  bills
  • Housing advice
  • Claiming benefits
  • Local activities and groups
  • Community transport schemes.
  • Fire prevention advice

Complete the checklist and you’ll be contacted by people who can help.  They may offer a home visit, but will always contact you first (always ask for their ID).

The scheme is a partnership of key agencies and organisations including the police, fire service, NHS, Borough councils, voluntary sector, and operates in a number of areas of Nottinghamshire.

 

Below is a link to the Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service website; for more information on First Contact:-

http://www.rushcliffecvs.org.uk/projects-projects-72/first-contact-signposting-scheme.html

To complete a checklist call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080 or do it online at

https://secure.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/doitonline/first-contact-map/

Karl Stirland – Assistant First Contact Co-ordinator South Notts – firstcontact@rushcliffecvs.org.uk

First Contact is managed by Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service in South Nottinghamshire and run by Nottinghamshire County Council.

 

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