The services we run in Corby are
1. Dementia Support - all over Corby
2. Singing for the Brain - Every Monday afternoon at the West Glebe Pavillion.
3. Peer Support Group - 2nd Monday of each month am.
Please contact us for further information, or if you wish to go onto our mailing list.
Alzheimers Society provides support and advice for anyone with dementia and their families and friends
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Home Repairs Service for homeowners living in the Borough of Corby, in conjunction with Corby Borough Council.
The service is free for homeowners of all ages who are on means tested benefits/in receipt of low income £16k or less) (eligibility must be evidenced). It is also available to clients aged 65+ who are not on low income but have a long term health condition or disability; these clients will receive 50% funding of the cost of works.
The service will offer a comprehensive range of home measures, large and small, aimed at helping ensure the client has a safe, warm and secure living environment. Measures will include:-
· Home repairs, small and large
· Electrical, plumbing and carpentry works
· Repairs to doors and windows/replacements
· Falls prevention and small adaptations
· Home security improvements and key-safes
· Home warmth measures
· Home safety measures including carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms
· Gas safe checks and heating repairs
· Home safety measures for children with specialist needs
· Fencing and gating
Provides advice and information on housing services and community alarms.
Provides information on what the library can offer. Includes 'I.T courses and also bus passes.
Hi we are a social group led by Stroke survivors & family members, offering support & social inclusion for Stroke survivors, family members & carers. We are a small friendly group, but hoping to increase in numbers in due time to offer support to those who need help to regain lost lives due to the effects of Stroke . We meet at above venue every 2nd Friday between 10-30 – 12.30. We meet for a chat & a cuppa, listen to talks/film show (usually holiday snaps) sometimes have art & craft sessions & we occasionally have visiting speakers on various topics
The most important aspect which we believe is that of interaction with other survivors, to help take away the isolation & the feeling of why ME & that of being alone. We are governed & well, supported by national Stroke Association who are only a phone call away to help with any query, training as needed comes via head office & computer based courses. We are always open to those who are looking for a volunteer role, locally & nationally
Please call on above number for more information
Corby VCS Car Pool is a membership project which assists persons resident in Corby Borough with transport needs. The volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport members to hospital, clinic and doctors appointments, they are not paid for their time but receive fuel reimbursement from the member. In some cases where the client is in receipt of certain benefits the hospital or clinic MAY reimburse some or all of the cost of travel. For further information either email or call using the details provided.
Current cost of membership is £17.00 per year.
Corby VCS Shopmobility has a number of mobility scooters available to hire for a small cost for either morning or afternoon sessions. The service is for Town Centre use only and cannot be offered on a 'long-term' basis. As well as the scooters we also offer wheelchair hire, for further information and costs please telephone the office on the number listed.
Our support is extended to the families and the carers of loved ones who have died. Grieving is a natural response to the loss of someone close to you. The feelings and emotions you experience and the effect they have on you will be unique to you.
Our dedicated trained volunteer bereavement counsellors offer one-to-one counselling to help you explore your feelings and support you in finding your own resources to cope with this grief.
If you want us to help you through this difficult time please contact us at the hospice 01536 747755 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm). You will be contacted by one of our volunteer bereavement counsellors who will arrange an appointment that will suit you both.
There is no charge for this service and your confidential sessions will be held at the hospice in one of our quiet private rooms. Our counsellors are unfortunately unable to make home visits.
For more on this service please follow the link provided.
Hospice at Home
Giving choice to patients
Our Hospice at Home Care service aims to provide you with overnight care when you are within the last four weeks of your life. The professional care you would receive from our nurses will enable you to stay at home to maintain the best quality of life and dignity.
This service started in August 2010 and now receives referrals from all five GP surgeries in Corby. Also, any Lakelands patient who has used our Day Services in the earlier stages of their illness, will also be able to have more intensive nursing care at their end of life. The service is available 365 days a year.
All Lakelands Hospice at Home Nursing staff:
- Are Registered Nurses with additional training in palliative care.
- Work in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines.
- Will provide support for you, your carer and family member’s throughout our intervention.
- Will always respect the personal property of patient’s and treat it with due care at all times.
- Maintain Lakelands Health and Safety Policies.
- Will undertake a risk assessment for every patient and will ensure records are maintained should an accident or incident occur
For a referral form and more information follow the link to the website