Useful Information

Vericare
Vericare is a home care service based in Oldbury. They offer services such as domiciliary care, respite care and home maintenance.

Anyone who is interested in their services can contact them direct on (0121) 569 7949 or by e-mail at enquiries@vericare.co.uk. They also have a website: www.vericare.co.uk.

Disclaimer: inclusion of this companies details on the website does not represent a personal recommendation of the company or its services and is intended for information purposes only.


TV Licence Concession for Blind or Severely Visually Impaired People

 

Blind and severely visually impaired people can get a 50% reduction in the cost of their licence fee. A blind concession TV licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black-and-white TV licence. The licence will also cover anyone who lives with you.


Applicants need to fill in an application form and provide one of either of the two following certificates to confirm that you are certified as either blind or severely sight impaired:

         
  •   a copy of the certificate or document issued by or on behalf of your local authority
  •       
  •   a copy of the certificate from your ophthalmologist

You can call for an application form on 0300 790 0366 or download the form from the following website:


http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/blindseverely-sight-impaired-aud5/

Partially Sighted Society


The society produces a catalogue of helpful items, advice and wayfinding to other services.

The society can be reached from 9 AM till 5 PM Monday to Friday on telephone number 0844 477 4966 or by e-mail to info@partsight.org.uk

 

Their website address is www.partsight.org.uk

This list is no preferential order:

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis :

All of the below taxi services are wheelchair accessible and are able to carry 1 or in some cases 2 wheelchairs.

Wayne's taxi – Wayne * via Paul 07800 523415

9.5” from pavement to 1st step
7.5” from step into cab
Carries one wheelchair. It will take a
large power chair.
Double portable ramps.


Taxi Mate – a group of 4 taxis

U.R.Taxi – Trevor 07738 870242

Taxi has steps on both sides
9” from pavement to 1st step
10” from step into cab
Carries large power chair or 2 manuals chairs as long as one person is able to transfer to seating
Double portable ramps

Kevs Kabs – Kev * via Paul 07800 523415

Taxi has steps on both sides
8” from pavement to 1st step
12” from step to cab
Carries large power chair or 2 manual chairs as long as one person is able to transfer to seating
Solid pull out ramp

Travel mate 07800 523415



7” from pavement to 1st step
11” from step up cab
Carries a total of 8 passengers or
2 large power chairs (with advance notice so that seats can removed to accommodate chairs) or a combination of wheelchair users and others
Solid rear exit ramp

Equipment Rental :

Equipment such as electric profiling beds, pressure relieving mattresses and hoists etc can be hired from Huntleigh Healthcare.

Details of equipment that can be rented is available on their website www.huntleigh-healthcare.com or you can e-mail them at sales.admin@hunhcare.co.uk or telephone on them (0845) 734 2000 where you can also speak to a Nurse Practitioner regarding your requirements.

Solihull, East Birmingham will be replacing their telephone numbers shortly. At present we do not have a date for the changeover:

Old Number New Number
0121 783 2625  0121 782 9316
0121 783 3343 0121 782 9320
0121 783 3390 0121 782 9319
0121 783 6869 0121 782 9322
0121 784 2440 0121 782 9318
0121 784 6644 0121 782 9317
0121 785 0568 0121 782 9321
0121 786 2089 0121 782 9313


Wolverhampton telephone numbers are due to be replaced with new numbers from the 1st of March 2012:

Old Number New Number
01902 420359 01902 427291
01902 420366 01902 424330
01902 421515 01902 425788
01902 421767 01902 427462
01902 713100 01902 426078
01902 714277 01902 427826
01902 714288 01902 429287


Shop Mobility Telephone Numbers
Birmingham 0121 616 2942
Coventry 0247 683 2020
Merry Hill 01384 487911
Sandwell 0121 553 1943
Solihull 0121 711 8701
Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 1112
Walsall 01922 613959
Walsall town centre 01922 650781
Wolverhampton 01902 556021