Help with Falls
Find out about help available if you or a family member have had a fall or are at risk of falling.
Most falls among older people are caused by a combination of things, with weak muscles, poor balance and walking difficulties commonly playing a part. Without taking action, these can considerably increase your risk of falling.
Falls prevention is about working out why you’re falling, and taking the right action to reduce the chances of falling again, or injuring yourself if you do fall.
If you or someone you care for has had a fall, you can request a falls assessment. Contact the Initial Contact Team on 0141 800 7850. This is the single point of access for any health, wellbeing and/ or social work queries in East Renfrewshire.
First Aid Course Online
British Red Cross are currently unable to offer onsite Public First Aid courses until further notice. However, you can learn first aid online:
Their free digital training tool can teach you to save a life in 15 minutes with just your phone and a cushion. Try RevivR now.
Money Map Tool
The economic impact of COVID-19 through job losses and reduced incomes has created and will continue to create enormous pressure on people’s incomes, budgeting and ability to meet the costs of living. The need for people being able to maximise their financial position through increasing income and minimising costs has never been greater.
Support is out there but when in financial difficulty, people don’t know where to go to ask for help online.
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau want this tool to be a one -stop shop, saving people the unnecessary and unhelpful slog of having to search the web for help, often resulting in missed opportunities to get available help.
It will help you find sources of online support to:
Increase your income
Reduce your bills
Ease the costs of daily living
You may be able to get a Council Tax Reduction (also known as Council Tax Support) which can give a discount on your Council Tax bill if you have a low income or claim benefits. Find out more on gov.uk.