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Useful Telephone Numbers

Age Concern

01924 365819

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555
Childline 0800 1111

Citizens Advice Bureau

0844 4994138

HIV Counselling and Support Services 01924 364144
NHS 111 111 (free to ring)

Pinderfields, Pontefract, Dewsbury and Clayton Hospitals

0844 811 8110
Police Emergencies

Non emergencies

999 /112

0845 6060 606

Type talk 18001 0845 6060 606
Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

.................Dewsbury

.................Pontefract

01924 324880

01977 722670

RELATE 0845 0090385
Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic 01924 214421

Single Point of Contact

Your point of contact if you are housebound and require a district nurse

01924 327 591
The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Services 01924 211113
NHS Wakefield District Primary Care Trust

01924 213050

 

Sometimes during our lives, for various reasons, we find it more difficult to maintain our independence without a little help.

Whether this is a permanent or termporary situation, the services listed below may be able to assist you in remaining independent in your own home by supporting your health and wellbeing.

If you are feeling isolated, for more information on social activities and groups in the local area, contact your local health and wellbeing development worker on 01977 705 473 / 01924 361 212 ext 226.

 

Social Issues

Social Care Direct

A team of social workers who are your first point of contact if you or someone you know needs social care services in the Wakefield District

0845 850 3503

Telecare (access via Social Care Direct)

Technology and support systems to assist vulnerable people to live at home

0845 850 3503

Welfare Rights and Assessment Team

Advice and assistance on a whole range of welfare benefits, financial assessments and home visists

01924 307 317

 

Meals

Home delivery services are run throughout the UK, which can deliver frozen meals to people in their home.  You can order by phone, post, on-line or call to order a brochure of foods available:

Oakhouse Foods01756 796 336

Wiltshire Farm Foods 0800 678 060

WRVS01977 696 840

Chilled or hot meals may also be available from social services following an assessment (0845 850 3503)

 

Help around the home

Services to assist with installing security equipment or maintenance measures:

Age UK HandyVan Service (over 60 years)

List of plumbers, electricians, cleaning, shopping and gardening services available

0845 026 1055
Chevin Housing Care and Repair 01924 290 949
Home Energy Team Hotline 08449 020 222

WDH One Call

Wakefield District Housing residents only

0845 8 507 507

Poppy Calls

Ex service personnel only

01480 478 031

 

General Support

Age UK (over 60 years)

Information, support and advice for elderly people living in the Wakefield District on benefits and care

01977 552 114

Carers Wakefield and Distric

Provide support, information and advocacy to unpaid carers across the district

01924 305 544

Health Trainers

Provide support, encouragement and motivation on a range of topics including smoking, diet, exercise, drinking, stress, referrals to specialist services and support to access six sessions and groups in the community

01977 665 717

 

The health and wellbeing team have a directory of social, exercise and support groups in your area where you could meet new people. The team will discuss with you what sort of group you may be interested in, provide you with details and help you make arrangements for your first visit.

View the directories and see what is available in your own area at: http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/wakefield/health-and-wellbeing-development-team/



 
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