Useful Telephone Numbers

Age UK - Befriending service, benefits application support – help completing forms, advice around life events (losing a partner, planning a will, financial hardship). This is for people over 65 yrs. only - 01380 735500

Attendance Allowance application line - the form will be sent through the post – 03456 056055. (If support is required to complete the form use DWP or Age UK instead).

Blue Badge team - application line for a disabled parking permit – 01225 713002

Carers Support - help for people caring on an informal basis (unpaid caring role). Counselling, phone support, carers assessment, carers break voucher, carers card alert, benefits screening, social opportunities, sitting service. - 0800 181 4118

Department of Work and Pensions - benefits enquiries for any age group - 0843 487 1838

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - People under 65 who have care and mobility needs - 0800 181 4118

Homes 4 Wiltshire - Housing applications – 0300 456 0104

Lifeline -Aster living Telecare – Installation of a lifeline alarm unit and pendent. Patients should also discuss with this service the possibility of having a key safe fitted at the same time (which makes the equipment cheaper), there is also a response service which can be requested as a part of the package. The response service will attend call outs rather than relying on family and friends - 01380 735555

Patient Transport - Arriva - 0345 600 6068 or Link 01249 461881 (local)

Personal independence Payment (PIP) - Currently taking over from DLA (original DLA applicants may choose to remain on DLA) – 03434 550087

Podiatry Service for Home Visits - Joanna Wheatland Podiatry & Chiropodist - The Park Lane Practice, 70D Park Lane - 01249 652169

Social services - self referral line for a care package or an long term equipment need – 0300 456 0111