Smoke Alarm / Fire Assessment – London Fire Brigade
You can ask the London Fire Brigade for a free safety check for your home. They can visit people and places where they know there is a greater risk of fire. This includes certain high risk groups, as listed on this site.
Directory of Resources – People First
Anyone can have an accident in their own home. And the risks increase if you have trouble moving around, or if you’re not as good at remembering things as you used to be. You may be more prone to tripping or falling, leaving things such as fires and cookers on when they don’t need to be, or leaving objects lying around in dangerous places.
There are plenty of preventative measures you can take to make sure you stay as safe as possible in your home. This site will help to make you more aware of the different safety risks around your home, and of how to prevent accidents or crimes from happening to you.
Emergency Alarms and Keysafes – People First
Most of us want to remain as independent as possible and to stay living in our own homes, even if we experience difficulties as the result of health problems or a disability. At the same time we want to know that we are safe, and can quickly call for help in an emergency.
If you are an older person and less mobile, or are over 18 and have a physical or learning disability, there are gadgets available that will allow you to quickly call for help in an emergency, particularly if you live on your own. Carers and relatives of people with dementia are also often greatly reassured if they know that they can quietly keep an eye on the ones they love and ensure that they remain safe and well within their homes. Modern technology means that there are now gadgets available to help provide this reassurance.