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Monthly archives for December, 2010

Christmas Closure

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

The Neighbourhood Care Scheme office will be closed from Friday 24th December 2010 until Tuesday 4th January 2011. If you need help or advice please contact the Access Point on 01273 295555

Brighton & Hove Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS)

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

Note: Please visit for more up to date information about the NCS or to contact us.

We support older people and adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities and their carers by putting them in touch with local volunteers who assist them in a variety of ways.  We are a good neighbour scheme, and try to make positive connections between neighbours and create more caring neighbourhoods. The scheme operates in the Coombe Road, Hangleton & Knoll, Hanover, North Laine, North Portslade, Patcham & Hollingbury, Poets Corner/ Vallance, Queens Park, Regency and Whitehawk/Bristol Estate/Manor Farm areas of Brighton & Hove.

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Warm Front

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

Warm Front is a government-funded scheme which provides grants to make your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. The grant provides energy     efficiency advice and a package of insulation and heating improvements tailored to each property up to the value of £3,500. Some homes that need oil central heating may receive a grant of up to £6,000. Warm Front Grants are for people who are on certain benefits and own their own home or rent it from a private landlord. If you have received a grant before, you may qualify for extra insulation and heating work, depending on the improvements you originally received. The scheme is managed by eaga.

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It’s your NHS, have your say!

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

The NHS has to save £20 billion over the next 5 years

BH LINk wants to ensure the sick & vulnerable do not pay for the debt crisis

Sign-up to your LINk & ensure your voice is heard

Brighton and Hove Local Involvement Network (LINk) is the health

and adult social care watchdog for the city.

Make sure Brighton & Hove remains a great place to live,

with high quality health care.

Free sign-up, free magazine:

Contact us on: 01273 810 235

Promoting Health through Volunteering

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

“The course really makes you think about the causes of poor health and how you can support people to make changes in their lifestyle that can improve their health and wellbeing.  It’s not easy, but it is possible.”

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Stop Smoking

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

If you live in the Eastern Road or Tarner areas and would like to quit smoking, with group or 1-2-1 support, get in touch with the Stop Smoking Team on 01273 267397.

Sessions are held at locations in and around Tarner and Eastern Road:

  • The Phoenix Centre on Thursday afternoons for 1-2-1 and group sessions. The group is open and rolling. Clients must attend an individual information session beforehand.
  • The Foyer, Pelham Street, on Monday evenings
  • The Audrey Emerton Building (opposite Royal Sussex County Hospital) on Wednesday mornings.

Please make sure you refer yourself to one of the Stop Smoking Team before you attend any of the sessions.

Adult Social Care Access Point

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

Access Point has been set up as a single point of contact for people with social care needs and their carers in Brighton and Hove. It can provide advice and information to enable people to access the support they need. There are several ways to contact Access Point:

Telephone: 01273 295555

Mini-com: 01273 296388


Access Point Outreach Sessions

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

Drop-in and by appointment

This will be an opportunity to seek advice and information and, where appropriate, on-the-spot social care and carers’ assessments. The current schedule of Outreach Sessions is as follows:

  • Seven Dials: Alternate Wednesdays at the Age Concern offices in Prestonville Road, Brighton, 10am—12 noon
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A 21st Century Hospital

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

There are plans to redevelop outdated parts of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Parts of the hospital date back to 1828 and are amongst the oldest buildings in the NHS providing acute care. These old and cramped buildings will be replaced with state-of-the-art facilities so nearly 70% of patients will have a single room, each with an en-suite toilet and shower. Other beds will be in four-bed bays, also with en-suite facilities.

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Low-Cost Handyperson Service and Free Home Safety Checks

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by

This is available to any resident of Brighton and Hove if you are:

  • Aged 60 or over; or
  • Disabled; or
  • A single parent with a child or children under the age of 18; or
  • A family with a child or children under the age of six.

For more information please contact:

Homesafe Brighton and Hove

113-119 Davigdor Road

Hove BN3 1RE

Freephone: 0800 313 4457

Text: 0759 621 3348

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