Transport, Heating Support and Home Safety

Transport

British Red Cross Home and Well Scheme

This scheme can provide supported transport for hospital discharge across Mid & East Antrim.

Contact Tel: 028 90735350

 Email: ni@redcross.org.uk

 

Disability Action Transport

DATS is a local urban transport service for people with disabilities or for those who find it difficult using mainstream public transport.

Contact Tel: 0845 608 5555

 Email: transport@disabilityaction.org

 Website www.disabilityaction.org/transport

 

North Coast Community Transport

Dial a Lift – for registered members. Door to Door Transport is available to registered rural dwellers who are unable or find it difficult to use public transport to local services such as: shopping, clinics, post office, chemist and access to training.

Tel: 028 703 21234

Website: https://www.northcoastcommunitytransport.com/

 

Heating Support

 

Cold Weather Payment

NI Direct can help you find out if you could qualify for extra money to help heat your home during periods of very cold weather in your area. This is known as a Cold Weather Payment.

 Contact Tel: 0800 022 4250

 Website www.nidirect.gov.uk/col-weather-payment

 

Mid & East Antrim Brough Council Home Safety/Energy Efficiency Scheme

This team can provide advice on energy efficiency and home safety for older residents in Mid & East Antrim.

Tel: 028 25633394  or  028 28262498

 

Boiler Replacement Grants

Contact NI Direct to find more information on support to replace boilers for people in owner occupied properties.

Website: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/grant-to-replace-your-boiler

 

Winter Fuel Payments

NI Direct can provide information on Winter Fuel Payments. These payments are different from Cold Weather Payments. Winter Fuel Payments are yearly one-off payments to help eligible people pay for their heating in the winter.

 Tel: 084 5915 1515

 Website:  www.nidirect.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment

 

Home Safety

 

Mid & East Antrim Brough Council Home Safety/Energy Efficiency Scheme

This team can provide advice on energy efficiency and home safety for older residents in Mid & East Antrim.

Tel: 028 25633394  or  028 28262498

 

Age NI Personal Alarms

The Age NI Personal Alarm Service gives users the freedom to live independently in their own home, safe in the knowledge that if there is an accident or they have a fall, they can get help quickly.

Tel: 0808 100 4545

Website: https://www.ageni.org/personalalarms

 

Radius Personal Alarms

Radius provide Fold Telecare, which is a Personal Alarm pendant service directly to you in your own home, providing peace of mind that help is always available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tel: 028 9039 7103

Website: https://www.radiushousing.org/telecare

 

Disability Living Foundation

Disability Living Foundation (UK) provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people.

 Tel: 0300 999 0004

Website: www.dlf.org.uk/  

 

Home Fire Safety Check

The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service helps support older people to live safely and independently in their own home through a free home fire safety check provided by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. The home fire safety checks are carried out by operational fire crews from their local station.

 Contact Tel: 028 9260 0477

 Website: www.nifrs.org/ 

 

Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership

Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP) are a local older people’s network who provide support to older people right across Mid & East Antrim. One of their core services includes a Handyperson Service, which can carry out small home repairs for older people who are unable to do so for themselves.

Tel: 028 2565 8604

Website: http://www.meaap.co.uk/ 

 

Policing and Community Safety Partnership (Mid & East Antrim)

The Policing and Community Safety Partnership promotes community safety actions and links to policing across Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne.

 Tel: 0300 124 5000

 

PSNI Crime Prevention Officer

The PSNI Crime Prevention Officer is available to provide home security visits to older/vulnerable people who are experiencing fear of crime or who have been a victim of a burglary. For more information on the Crime Prevention Officer service, please contact the non emergency police number on 101.

Tel: 101

Website: www.psni.police.uk

 

Good Morning Ballymena

The Good Morning service provides reassurance to older and other vulnerable adults within the community through daily telephone calls and support, connecting them to their community and local services, helping tackle isolation, vulnerability and fear of crime.

Tel: 028 2564 0720

 Email: goodmorningballymena@hotmail.co.uk

Page last updated:19 December 2018