General Support for Rutland residents
Below you will find a list of contacts that can help you to live well with a life-limiting illness or in in the later stages of life, including health services and more general, support services that can help you protect your quality of life.
There are a range of activities you can get involved in within the county. Joining an interest group can be a great opportunity to find like minded people. Below you will find a good cross sample of interest and activity groups which will help to get you started.
Health and Care Support - Rutland
British Red Cross
The First Call Service provides free practical and emotional support with post-hospital discharge or assisting people to remain independent in their own homes. This free, time-limited service is invaluable in assisting people to build their self-confidence and their ability to cope. The support could be companionship, practical tasks such as shopping, attending medical appointments, regular telephone support and signposting to other organisations for additional long term support.
All services are delivered by trained staff and volunteers. Referrals can be accepted by individuals, family members, friends and neighbours, adult social care, hospitals and other health care and voluntary sector professionals.
Call 0845 0547171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For people living with any terminal illness, and their families, Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support, free of charge, to help them get the most they can from life, in the time that they have left
Marie Curie Corby: 01536 400943
Rutland Wellbeing Service
Advice and assistance service to help improve personal health and wellbeing
Financial Support - Rutland
Legal Support - Rutland
Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on citizens’ rights and responsibilities e.g. benefits advice and sign posting to relevant local services
Home Delivery Support - Rutland
Wiltshire Farm Foods
Wiltshire Farm Foods delivers frozen meals that you can heat yourself. They deliver once a week or once a fortnight. They cater for special diets (e.g. soft food, vegetarian, diabetic). Call 01509 642888
Finding local groups near you
For local groups, drop-ins and café chats see village/ parish magazines, local advertising, your library, dentist waiting rooms, and local news and radio stations. You will find wide ranging activities including allotments, art, choirs and music, chess and puzzle clubs, movement and dance groups, informal café coffee chats, badminton, bowls and other sports clubs.
Help with computer access, information services, and books on medical conditions, health and wellbeing. There are libraries at Oakham, Uppingham, Ketton, and Rhyall and a mobile library service.
Oakham Library: 01572 722918
Men in Sheds (Age UK)
Men’s Sheds welcome older men who would like to use and share practical skills, tools and resources to work on projects of their own choosing. Whichever activities are pursued, the essence of a shed is not the building but the network of relationships between the members.
Call Brian Lee on 01572 720319 / 07540 413 805 or email email@example.com
Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service
As part of RALSS wellbeing offer, to encourage a sense of community, local pride and belonging, you can join courses in Pottery, Drawing, Fused Glass, Watercolour, Digital Photography, Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Tel. 01572 758122 , email. firstname.lastname@example.org