Help for Older People
Argyll and Bute provides a range of services for the older people in its communities, whether you require support in your home and daily life, following a spell in hospital, or in a care home. Details of the types of services we can help you access and how to contact them are listed below.
If you are looking for additional support to continue living at home safely and independently, try our getting help at home page for the way we can help.
The Telecare Alarm Service is available to any Argyll & Bute resident who is assessed as being at risk in their home due to age and / or disability and / or social circumstances. The Telecare service provides a full time alarm service in your home, as well as other sensors such as smoke, heat and flood detectors, and other aids and adaptations to ensure you can stay safely in your home.
Meals on wheels services are provided in most areas of Argyll and Bute. Two course, hot, midday meals are prepared in local schools or care homes and are delivered to service users in their own home by WRVS volunteers.
Care homes provide 24 hour care services including support with all personal care. Information on where the care homes are in Argyll and Bute, how to get in touch, what services they provide and the charges is available on the Care Homes information page.
We can provide or arrange care at home services for people who need assistance with activities of daily living that will enable them to remain in their own home.
Care Information Scotland is a telephone and online service available in Scotland for people seeking information about community care services for older people. The helpline is available on 08456 001 001 between 8 am and 10 pm, 7 days a week.
Argyll and Bute Community Dementia Teams provide support for people living with dementia, and their families and carers, such as help to manage symptoms, help to manage day to day activities, and access to local support groups and day centres.
The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers, people who are registered blind, and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand.
The scheme is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or a passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination, and to use the parking spaces set aside for disabled people, and park in paid parking zones for longer periods of time.