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.
Rothercare is a telephone-based system which you can use to summon help, call assistance, or give you reassurance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The main role of the Rothercare service is to obtain help for an elderly or disabled person when an emergency arises. Rothercare is connected to a control centre where there is always a control operator on duty to respond immediately. This operator is also supported by a mobile response service.
For more information, please use the following details.
Phone: 01709 336 255
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.
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
Age UK Rotherham is a charity concerned with the needs and aspirations of older people. To find out more, please use the details below.
Website: Age UK Rotherham
Phone: 01709 835 214
Rotherham Association for People with Disabilities aim to assist and support people with disabilities within Rotherham. They encourage people with disabilities to take an active role in the promoting and understanding of disability issues, through the use of disability training and equality training.
For more information, please follow the link here and search for Rothercard.
There are also courses available as part of the Active Always programme. If you'd like to find out more, please visit their website by clicking here.
For support, information and advice for all carers, we recommend that you visit the Carers Centre and meet with carers support officers.
There is currently a drop-in service available at the Rain Building (Room 41, First Floor, Rain Building, Eastwood Lane, Rotherham, S65 1EQ). If you'd like to get in touch, please contact them on 01709 254809.
You may also wish to visit the Rotherham Council website for advice for carers, which can be accessed by following the link here.
Rotherham HIA provide advice and information about funding, contractors, repairs, improvements and available benefits. They will always try to help you directly, but if they can’t then they will try to find the agency most suitable to help you.
If you need advice about anything to do with energy in the home, they work with National Energy Action on various topics, including:
They can talk to you about your general health and well being, and give you advice and signposting to organisations that can help you further.
If you'd like to get in touch, please contact them on 0114 256 4270.
If you would like further information about eyesight conditions, you can contact Headways using the details below.
Phone: 01709 581828
Address: Charnwood House, Charnwood Street, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 8LY
Rotherham also have a team of Rehabilitation and Mobility Officers who deal with people with a sensory impairment. They can provide information and practical advice, including mobility training and independent living skills training.
They can be contacted through your local Social Work Office. Alternatively, please email email@example.com.
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
The Stroke Support Service is a service run by the Stroke Association on behalf of the Rotherham NHS Clinic Commisioning Group and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The Stroke Service can provide:
You can self refer to this service by contacting one of the Stroke Support Coordinators for Rotherham.
Coordinator: Norma Roberts
Phone: 01709 379702
Coordinator: Janet Tilly
Phone: 01709 839043
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