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“It’s my lifeline”-Fred Brimble

‘It’s my lifeline’ – Fred Brimble Top Valley resident, Fred Brimble, has been relying on the Nottingham on Call and its service for years. He says “it’s my lifeline.” Fred lost his wife a few years ago and has since been living alone. Now in his eighties, Fred is living with a number of health…

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Homecare at its best in Nottingham

Home care at its best in Nottingham

Home care at its best in Nottingham Home care is something many elderly and vulnerable people require. It is a vital resource for millions of senior citizens across the UK. Nottingham On Call is proud to care for Nottingham residents. Over the Christmas period we received a letter from one of our residents complimenting the…

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prevent falling outside the home

Prevent falling outside the home

Prevent falling outside the home How can I prevent falling outside the home? This is a question asked by many elderly people. Here at Nottingham On Call we want to help you overcome this problem. You may have hand rails by your bath and slip resistant rugs in your house. You perhaps have no wires…

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helping grandparents live at home for longer

Helping Grandparents live at home for longer

Helping Grandparents live at home for longer Helping grandparents live at home for longer is one of the main aims here at Nottingham On Call. We have recently been out and about into the local community and last week visited the children at Woodthorpe Infant School in Arnold. We aim to spread the word about…

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Older couple able to come home thanks to Winter Pressures funding

Living independently could now become easier

Living independently could now become easier Living independently for as long as possible and confidently is something we all hope to be able to do because no-one wants to go in to care. Sadly, more elderly people are moving into care homes or with family as they are not able anymore. Helsinki in Finland is…

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Electric vehicles - brand new NOC fleet

Electric vehicles take to the road!

Electric vehicles take to the road Nottingham on Call has today launched its first fleet of electric vehicles. The brand new fleet has replaced our current diesel pool cars and vans. The electric vehicles will be used to answer distress calls from our customers. The new vehicles have cost £96,000, and have been funded by…

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Care alarms are a lifeline to Nottingham resident, Fred Brimble

Care alarms pressed 405,000 times in Notts in 2019

Care alarms pressed 405,000 times in Notts during 2019 We’ve been looking back on how our care alarms have been used over the past year. Our Nottingham-based call centre has been so busy handling calls from our customers. In fact, during 2019 we received over 405,000 calls – that’s 1,149 every day! When Nottingham on…

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Loneliness at Christmas

Loneliness at Christmas – can we help?

Loneliness at Christmas Christmas is seen as a time to bring friends and family together. However for some people, particularly the elderly, Christmas is often the hardest time of year. People suffer from loneliness all year round but often this time of year can highlight these feelings. Age UK conducted a survey that found half…

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Nottingham On Call Staff member

Nottingham on Call gets rubber stamp from TSA

Nottingham on Call gets rubber stamp from TSA Nottingham on Call (NOC) has again been accredited for its quality of service by the TSA. The TSA is the representative body for technology enabled care (TEC) services. It works on behalf of a range of organisations which provide telecare and telehealth services. Its job is to…

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Halloween can frighten the elderly and vulnerable

Halloween – stay safe and think of others

Halloween – stay safe and think of others Halloween is here again! It’s getting colder, it’s darker earlier, and it’s the time of year when people like to dress up and get a bit spooky! This can be great fun, especially for children. Tonight there will be lots of children and teenagers heading out for…

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A couple looking happy as they are getting older

Getting older is something to celebrate

Getting older is something to celebrate Getting older doesn’t have to be a difficult time! We joined our colleagues at Nottingham City Council and other city organisations on Tuesday 1st October to mark International Older People’s Day. This year the event was built around the signing of the Older People’s Charter. We were calling on…

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Medical conditions in older people

Medical conditions in older people

Medical conditions in older people There are stats that say four million older people in the UK are affected by long-term medical conditions. With the baby boomers getting to an older age, this figure is expected to rise. In fact experts predict that this figure will reach seven million by 2030. In 2019 people are…

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Mobile care for when you're out and about

Mobile care is now available!

Mobile care is now available! Did you know mobile care is now available to new and existing Nottingham on Call customers? What is mobile care? Good question! Many of you will now have heard about elderly care alarms in our homes. Our personal care alarm and monitoring service is now working for thousands of customers…

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Little girl at Nottingham City Homes Fun Day, Bulwell Academy

Fun Day in Bulwell gives chance to chat to NOC!

Come and meet us at the Nottingham City Homes fun day! Event: Celebrating 100 Years of Council Housing with Nottingham City Homes Venue: Bulwell Academy, Squires Avenue, Nottingham, NG6 8HG Date and time: Saturday 14th September, 12noon till 4pm   On Saturday 14th September we will be joining the team at Nottingham City Homes to…

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Winwood Heights Extra Care Centre

Extra care scheme ready in Nottingham

Extra care scheme now ready for Nottingham people Did you know the new age of care is extra care?   And in Nottingham, the Council and Nottingham City Homes are leading the charge. This month they opened the doors on their brand new extra care scheme in Sherwood.   They have created the new Winwood…

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Older couple able to come home thanks to Winter Pressures funding

Winter Pressures funding changing lives

Winter Pressures funding changing lives In the Winter of 2018-19 Nottingham City Council gave us funding to deliver a Winter Pressures project.   The project enabled us to offer our support to people who weren’t funded by social care packages. They had funded access to our equipment and services for six months. This was available…

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Girl's feet walking alone

Adult social care discussed in detail

Nottingham’s DASS group (Directors of Adult Social Services) hosted its AGM this summer. The event brings together the local team from adult social care. This year saw presentations from practitioners, along with some clips from citizens. The team also heard from colleagues about how they are working differently and achieving great outcomes for their citizens.…

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Lady lying on floor after having a fall could be helped by Falls Lifting pilot

Falls Lifting pilot tackles ambulance waits

This month we are launching a Falls Lifting pilot to help you continue to live independently in your home. Our Falls Lifting pilot is included in all of our current care monitoring packages. We won’t ask you to pay any additional charge for this service.   Why have we set this up? Sadly falling in…

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Dementia choir

Living with dementia helped by music

Living with dementia can be a heartbreaking experience for both an individual themselves and their family and friends. There is medication available to slowdown the onset of symptoms for people living with dementia, but there is no cure. Symptoms can range from memory loss and confusion, to loss of inhibitions, behavioural and highly emotive moments.…

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