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Connect to Support
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Information and services
Bradford telecare services
For more information on Telecare services please contact your local council directly. You can find their contact details below.
Phone: 01274 435400
Disabled Facilities Grant
If you are disabled and changes are needed to your home to enable you to continue living there, then you may be entitled to a grant from your local council. The grant can be used for types of work including:
- widening doors
- installing ramps
- adapting heating systems
- lighting controls
- improving access to rooms and facilities
An Occupational Therapist will assess your circumstances and suggest the adaptations required. You can obtain an application form from the housing or environmental health department of your local council.
Please note it is important that you apply for the grant before you begin any work. The maximum grant amount payable in England is £30,000 and this may be paid in instalments or as a full payment when the work has been completed.
For more information about this grant, please visit the GOV UK website by following the link here.
Local information - Benefits for the visually impaired
To obtain this information we suggest that you contact our Sensory Needs Team at Morley Street on 01274 435015. You can make an appointment with them and talk through the available options.
Local information - Clubs and associations for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people
Local Information - Continence advice
If you have any continence issues you can either ask your Doctor, or other Healthcare Professional, to refer you to the Continence Service. Alternatively, you can also refer yourself by using the following information.
Phone: 01274 322171
Address: The Continence Service, Eccleshill Clinic, Rillington Mead, Harrogate Road, Bradford BD10 0ED
The service tries to see people within 4 – 6 weeks and it may be that they will refer you to a Physiotherapist if they feel that a specialist physiotherapist is more likely to be able to assist you.
If you are offered a Continence Service appointment, it will last about 1 hour and will be at a health clinic near to your home.
At this appointment, you will see a Continence Nurse Specialist who will offer you an examination and give you advice. The Nurse can also refer you on to other healthcare professionals if he/she thinks that this may also be of benefit to you.
You will be sent some information prior to your appointment, which will include instructions about the information that you need to take to the appointment.
This service covers the whole Bradford and Airedale region.
Local information - Delivery of pre-prepared meals
This service is available only following an assessment of need by a Social worker. To request an assessment please call 01274 431704. There is a charge for this service and it is only available Monday to Friday.
Please note that you will need to have a microwave oven in order to prepare the meal.
Local information - Freedom passes
A bus pass, called a freedom pass, is available if you are:
- partially sighted
- without speech
- have poor mobility
- learning disabilities
- have been refused a driving licence on medical grounds.
For further information, please call the Transport Concession Team at Bingley on 01274 438723.