This page contains available information and services from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Any PDF files will require a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader (external link) to open.
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:
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.
If you would like to request a free fire safety check, please contact the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue using the following details.
Text: FREE to 87023
Phone: 0114 253 2314
Simply state that you are requesting a fire safety check and they will be able to arrange this for you. Depending on the demand that the fire service has at the time, the waiting time for these checks can vary. There is no charge made for this service at the current time and they will fit smoke alarms free of charge where required.
Door 2 Door is a community transport company which is based Rotherham. The services they provide enable people to live independently, participate in their community and gives them access to education, employment, health, social care and other services. They also provide shopper bus and dial-a-ride services, as well as group travel for schools and community groups.
Website: Door 2 Door
Phone: 01709 517100
Another organisation that can help with travel are Eurocab. They have a fleet of 5, 6 and 7 seater vehicles which are all wheelchair accessible and adapted to comply with local authority guidelines and safety regulations.
Eurocab works closely with local health authorities, council departments, schools, colleges, nursing homes, day care centres and other specialist organisations as a trusted specialist supplier. They also provide a high-quality transport service to the general public.
Phone: 07971 222828
First Bus offer a Travel Safety Card, which lets you tell the driver what extra help you may need to make your bus journey. This could include needing more time to reach your seat, or that you need the driver to speak up because you are hard of hearing.
Whatever your need, you can use these cards to let the driver know in a private and discreet way, and there are even blank spaces for you to fill in the details of your destination or special instructions.
For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.
Headway is an Association for People with Disabilities. They aim to assist and support people with disabilities within Rotherham and to encourage their active involvement in promoting the understanding of disability issues, which is done through disability awareness and equality training.
To find out more, please get in touch by using the information below.
Website: Headway Rotherham
Phone: 01709 581828
For information about the Primary Ear Care Centre and audiology services, please click here. Patients can also phone on 01709 423207 to book an appointment, or can be referred by their GP or other health professional.
Alzheimer’s Society provides advice and support to people with dementia and their carers. The services they provide include:
If you'd like to find out more, then please get in contact using the following information.
Address: G18, Mexborough Business Centre, College Road, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 9JP
Rotherham have a scheme called Ability Rotherham, which has been set up to make it easier for you to get around the town centre.
The service is free for people with short or long term mobility difficulties and provides self or battery operated wheelchairs and scooters. You will be required to complete a form, as well as undertake a short demonstration on how to use the equipment. You will also be issued with a membership card, which you need to produce whenever you need to use the service.
There are free disabled parking spaces alongside the Shopmobility Centre.
If you'd like to find out more or get in touch, please use the information below.
Phone: 0171709 838140
Address: 13 Eastwood Lane (at the top of Rotherham market)
Disabled or blind people who live in Rotherham are able to use the Blue Badge in any vehicle they are using.
The badge enables the holder to park free of charge, as well as for as long as they need, at parking meters. Depending on certain rules and regulations, they are also able to park on single and double yellow lines for up to three hours.
The badge is valid for 3 years before it needs renewing.
You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you:
If you automatically qualify for a Blue Badge in Rotherham, you can either visit Riverside House reception or Maltby Service Centre to collect it. If you do intend to do this, then you will need to bring the following items with you:
Alternatively, you can contact Rotherham council on 01709 336000 for further information and a discretionary blue car badge form.
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