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Business is back to a 'new normal'

Business is back to a ‘new’ normal

Business is back to a new normal Business is back to a ‘new’ normal and we want to talk you through a few things we have put in place to keep you all safe. As things begin to change across the country we wanted to communicate some information with all of our existing customers and…

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support after hospital discharge

Support after hospital discharge

Support after hospital discharge is something many of you and your families may be concerned about. Let us help ease some of your anxiety. Support after hospital discharge is a huge concern for many. If you have ever been in hospital for a period of time, you may know how this can feel. When you…

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self install care alarms

Self install care alarms are here!

Self install care alarms are something we have been working towards for a while. Well great news, they are now here! Let us tell you all about this new way of getting our support in your home. Self install care alarms are something that Nottingham On Call has been working towards for a while. We…

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Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore raises millions

Captain Tom Moore raises millions! Captain Tom Moore, a 99 year old man has done something incredible for the NHS. The veteran has raised millions of pounds for our wonderful NHS. Mr Moore of Bedfordshire UK is due to turn 100 at the end of April. He decided that he wanted to do something to…

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keep in touch

Keep in touch with loved ones-but how?

Keeping in touch at this time is so important. Let’s take a look at how we can do this. Keep in touch and stay connected with loved ones at this time as it couldn’t be more important. Maybe you are living alone or have friends and family who are. Whatever your situation, it is vital…

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ageing worries

Ageing worries you may not have thought about

Ageing worries you may not have thought about Ageing worries are something many of us think about. However, do you ever consider you might be wearing the wrong sized shoes for your feet? It could be a cause of many foot related problems. Around one in five people are wearing the wrong sized shoes. This…

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Digital Switchover

Digital switchover – we’re getting ready!

Digital Switchover – we’re getting ready! The Digital Switchover already happened with TV aerials in 2012 I hear you cry! That is true, but now it’s the phone lines and the analogue switch off, which will take place in 2025? If you haven’t already heard about this, there’s no need to worry! We know all…

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coronavirus

Coronavirus-how we can prevent the spread

Coronavirus- what we can do to avoid catching it Coronavirus is dominating headlines all over the media at the moment. But what can we do to prevent ourselves from catching it? Just like the Flu, Coronavirus can spread easily from one person to another. We are being advised to take some simple steps to protect…

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cowboy builders

Cowboy builders preying on the elderly

Cowboy builders preying on the elderly is a common problem Cowboy builders are preying on the elderly on their own doorsteps and it is becoming more and more common. The Telegraph recently reported on a man in Sunderland who has been jailed for two years. He only left the prison two weeks prior to conning…

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It's my lifeline

“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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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 Electric vehicles have been launched by Nottingham on Call (NOC) today and we are very excited! The brand new fleet has replaced our current diesel pool cars and vans. NOC’s electric vehicles will be used to answer distress calls from our customers. These new electric vehicles have cost £96,000,…

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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's care alarm service

Nottingham’s care alarm service gets credit from TSA

Nottingham’s care alarm service gets rubber stamp from TSA Nottingham’s care alarm service, Nottingham on Call (NOC) is again 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. It provides telecare and telehealth services.…

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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   Fun day announced with Nottingham City Homes. On Saturday 14th September we are joining the…

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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

Falls lifting pilot launches this month to help you continue to live independently in your home. The Falls Lifting pilot is included in all of our current care monitoring packages. The team don’t ask you to pay any additional charge for this service. It is included in all of our packages.   This service is…

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older people feeling lonely

Older people feeling lonely is a concern

Older people feeling lonely is a big concern. Our partner, Nottingham City Homes, works alongside us to help tackle this growing problem. Its Head of Supported Housing, Antony Dixon, presented at the fourth Annual Tackling Loneliness Forum in July 2019, which was held by Inside Government in Central London. He spoke to the forum about…

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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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