Useful links Doncaster

Alzheimer’s Society – Leading the fight against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Adult Social Care | Doncaster Council

 

Adult Contact Team

Tel: (01302) 737391

The first point of contact if a person is beginning to struggle in their own home. They may arrange for a social worker or Occupational Therapist to complete an assessment of your needs. Services available include home care and equipment/ adaptations.

Sensory Team

Tel: (01302) 737701

Support available from rehabilitation officers regarding aids, information, advice and training.

Doncaster Repair and Support Service (DRASS)

Tel: (01302) 736574

DRASS is the part of the Council’s Public Buildings Maintenance Section, which carries out minor repairs and small maintenance jobs within people’s own homes and garden to help prevent accidents and maintain safety and independence.

Repairs To Council Homes

FREEPHONE 0808 126 3123 or (01302) 735191

You can arrange for repairs, maintenance and servicing of gas, solid fuel and other appliances in Doncaster Council homes by contacting St. Leger Homes of Doncaster’s Technical Support Service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Doncaster DIAL

Tel: (01302) 327800

DIAL provides information, advice and support to people with any disability (including physical, sensory, learning disability and people who have mental health problems) and those with ill health (eg cancer or heart disease). We also provide a service for families, carers and friends of disabled people and for professionals working within healthcare.

Citizens Advice – the charity for your community

Tel: (01302) 217777

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,200 locations, and by influencing policymakers.

Doncaster Partnership for Carers

Tel: (01302) 637566

Doncaster Partnership for Carers aims to provide a comprehensive service, which supports and enables carers to have a choice in their caring role.

Benefits and grants available for OAP’s

Guide to financial support for disabled people

There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

Age UK Doncaster

Tel: (01302) 812345

Age concern offer day care centres with transport and lunch provided (there is a charge). There is also a cleaning service and help with personal care available.

Doncaster Council Energy Team

Tel: (01302) 737053

Our Energy Team is focused on reducing the energy use in Doncaster, to save money and reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions.

We advise residents and businesses how to save energy and help improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses

South Yorkshire Centre for Inclusive Living

Tel: (01302) 892949

The Independent Living Unit aims to provide impartial advice about equipment and practical aspects of daily living for disabled people, carers and professionals. Two state registered Occupational Therapists are available to provide equipment assessments and advice both in the unit and the wider community. As an “Open Referral” policy is in operation, anyone can contact the Independent Living Unit for an assessment with the Occupational Therapist without a referral from a GP or other professional. A range of equipment on display is available for demonstration, assessments and training.

Park Care Meals- Meals on Wheels Service

Tel: (01302) 365365

Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to find out more about our service.

Park Care Meals is a family run Yorkshire based “Meals on Wheels” service that has been established since 1995.  Our mission is to provide a daily visit whilst delivering delicious, wholesome meals to your door at great value for money.

Leger Bus Service

Tel: (01302) 342400

Bus service to town/ supermarkets, picking you up from home. Wheelchair accessible.

The Samaritans

Tel: 08457 909090

24-hour confidential emotional support help line for anyone in a crisis.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel: (01302) 814647

Bereavement support. The support to a person with dementia would be dependent upon the expertise of the volunteer counsellor.

Relate

Relate is offering free face-to face, telephone or online counselling to people caring for their loved ones with dementia.

Relate flyer

Grants and benefits available to older adults