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The British Red Cross in Dalkeith has a wealth of resources to offer disabled people.
The Neighbourhood Links Project provides advice, support, information and practical support to Midlothian residents aged 50+ with long term medical conditions.
We can assist for example with:-
+ Benefits - for example attendance allowance,
+ Housing applications
+ Blue badge, Dial A Ride applications.
+ Assess for adaptations for your home and make the necessary referrals
+ Falls Assessment
Neighbourhood Links Buddy Service – We can provide a buddy for a short term period to assist people with a walking programme after a stroke, help with shopping after coming out of hospital and confidence building. We also link with a number of agencies who can provide a longer term service.
To speak to one of the Neighbourhood Links Coordinators please call the Dalkeith office on 0131 654 0340.
Local Area Coordination (Community Coordinators)
The LAC Project works with people ages 50+ with long term conditions who are socially isolated. The project helps people to stay well connected in Midlothian and to be a part of their local community. We can recommend and organise local activities, introduce and refer into groups, look at local transport options and signpost people to get the relevant information they need within the local community. The project also provides a Community Calendar for activities for older people in Midlothian.
The Community Coordinators also work with groups to help build capacity, provide information on relevant funding, and to ensure that groups are sustainable and accessible within the community.
To get in contact with the Community Coordinators please call the Dalkeith office on 0131 654 0340.
British Red Cross can provide transport to people who find it difficult to attend hospital outpatient appointments.
+ Enable clients to keep appointments safely and efficiently.
This service is cost based on mileage used for appointments. The Transport Hub can be contacted on: 01896 751 888.
The medical loans service helps people return to their own homes after illness or surgery, enables them to go on holiday with friends or family, and promotes independence. This service is donation based and volunteer led. Equipment can be borrowed initially for up to 6 weeks.
Equipment provided includes:
Mobility Aids can be contacted on 0131 660 9372 and are open on:
Monday 10:00 - Noon, 13:00 -15:00 hrs.
Wednesday 13:00 -15:00 hrs.
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00hrs.
Friday 10:00 - Noon, 13:00 -15:00 hrs.
British Red Cross East and Mid Lothian,
131 High Street,
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