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AA (Automobile Association), Disabled Travellers Guide

Booklet with information and ideas to help make getting about easier, in the UK and abroad, including how to make sure the car you choose is adapted to suit your needs, how to plan a trouble free journey when travelling abroad and what concessions you may be entitled to. Booklet is free to AA personal members.

 

A copy for reference is available at the WhitbyDAG office.

 

For a copy of the Guide contact the AA Disability Helpline.

 

For information about AA membership phone 0800 224357.

ADDept - Yorkshire ADHD & Learning Ability Support Group

ADDept supports & advocates for individuals/ families who have ADHD & hidden disabilities.

Free service. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year. Available to parents and children.

Access to ADDept can be by Self-referral, GP, Social Worker, Police, Housing Officer, Health Visitor, Education, Professional/ Agency Worker.

Addictive Behaviours Service

Assessment and treatment service for substance users for contact covering the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area. The majority of the work is done within the primary care services in GP's surgeries.

 

Family Support Worker is available to offer advice and support to family members of substance users. Referrals to the service are usually via GP, Probation, Adult and Community Services or another treatment agency.

Advocacy Alliance

Advocacy Alliance covers the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area promoting the rights and interests of disadvantaged or vulnerable people. Volunteer advocates are partnered with people who need their help. Help is given with writing letters, talking to officials, representation at meetings, liaison with the private and public sector services, complaints procedures and general support. Appointments and visits are organised at mutually agreed places and can be in the individual's home.

Age Concern - Scarborough & District

Covering Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas, Age Concern works with statutory and other voluntary agencies in planning, designing and running services for older people.

 

Provides information and advice from bases in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey, plus telephone helpline, Luncheon Clubs in Scarborough, Whitby and Staithes. Coffee Club in Pickering, financial services designed for the over 50's such as car, house and contents insurance, funeral plans, energy services, Handyman Scheme for Whitby and Filey, Safer Communities and Home Improvement Agency work in Whitby. For enquiries/ advice about fuel consumption costs contact 01723 379058.

 

Age Concern Advice and Information Drop-in at the Coliseum, Whitby, 10am-2pm.

Age Concern Aid-Call

Aid-Call is a 24-hour personal SOS system approved by Age Concern and available throughout the UK, which quickly summons emergency help. Help can be summoned by pressing the Aid-Call button which is worn round the neck. The button is waterproof and can be worn in the bath or shower.

 

You nominate two or more people (family or neighbours) you can rely on to come to your aid, to be key holders. If, for example, you have any kind of accident, feel ill, get locked out or slip on the steps, simply press the button and you will be linked to the Emergency Response Centre. Even if you can’t speak they will know who is calling and help will soon be on its way. The Emergency Response Centre will contact your nominated key holders or the emergency services if appropriate and will stay on line until you are in safe hands.

Charges are kept as low as possible and profits go straight back to support Age Concern. Prices include installation, 24 hour monitoring and on-site maintenance.

 

A local Age Concern adviser can visit you at home to demonstrate how the system works. There is no charge for this and no pressure to buy.

Alzheimer's Society - Ryedale and Whitby Branch

Local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society (see page 267) providing information and support for people with dementia or experiencing memory problems, and for their families and carers.

 

Family Support Worker will offer advice, information and provide a listening ear. Contact Mrs Carolyne Robinson on Tel: 01751 477743 or 0797 4793176