Hearing Aid Clinic
There will be a drop in hearing aid clinic for people with NHS hearing aids at the community room in School Close (sheltered housing) in Ludham. A volunteer will check hearing NHS hearing aids, including batteries and tubes etc.
This will take place on the first Friday of the month and will be every two months thereafter. The clinics start at 10:00 and will finish at 12:00.
Hearing aid batteries are now available from Ludham and Stalham Green Surgeries:
- P13 Orange Label
- P675 Blue Label
Patients can be issued with two blister packs of six hearing aid batteries on production of a battery book/card or another book with their hearing aid details attached.
We have been advised by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital that it is safe to dispose of spent batteries with your household waste. Please do not bring these to the surgery.
Dial A Bus/Dial A Ride
If you require local transport to Stalham, North Walsham or Hoveton / Wroxham, please contact the North Walsham Area Community Transport Association for further details on times and costs.
Services operate on specific days to and from Ludham, Catfield, Potter Heigham, Sutton and other villages.
Contact NWACTA on 01692 500 840 or pick up a leaflet in the surgery for further details.
Potter Heigham Good Neighbour Scheme
The good neighbour scheme can help you with things like:
- Mowing the lawn
- Changing a light bulb
- Filling in forms
- Taking you to hospital or to doctors appointments
- Collecting medicines
- Your shopping by either taking you or collecting for you
Whatever you need we will try to offer help or a solution.
All the volunteers are village residents and have been police checked, you can contact them between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) on 07884 246 687.
They are here to help regardless of age or circumstance and they would love to hear from you.
If you want to know more about the scheme or need their assistance, don’t hesitate to contact them and have a chat with one of their volunteers. This scheme is backed by Norfolk Rural Community Council and Victory Housing and is run by village residents.
Benefits Help and Advice Team
North Norfolk District Council has a group of advisors called the Benefits Help and Advice Team. They are available, by appointment, for general help and advice on housing and council tax benefits. They may also be able to advise you about any other benefits which you may be entitled to.
If you have difficulties visiting our offices the Benefits Help and Advice Team may be able to help you, either over the phone or through an arranged home visit.
Some of the benefits that they can offer advice to you on are:
- Housing and council tax benefit
- Council tax discounts and exemptions
- Income support job seekers allowance
- Incapacity benefit/employment support allowance
- Pension credit
- Disability living allowance
- Attendance allowance
If you feel you would benefit from this service or you would like make a referral on behalf of somebody else, you can contact the Benefits Help and Advice Team on 01263 516245.