Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
In case of a fire emergency, phone the fire brigade on 999.
Fire can kill, so it is best to make sure your home is as safe as possible and prevent fires.
You can find lots of advice on the government's government's Gov.uk website. In particular they provide tips on:-
You may also find useful information in our Gadgets to help you stay safe section.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) website has advice on all aspects of fire safety, including Checking your smoke alarm.
You can ask the London Fire Brigade for a free fire safety check for your home. They can visit people and places where they know there is a greater risk of fire. This includes high risk individuals such as:-
A combination of these factors will significantly increase the risk from fire, particularly for a person who is living alone.
The firefighters will give you advice about making your home safer, and will fit a free smoke alarm if you need one.
You can download Go to the London Fire Brigade (LFB) website for advice on all aspects of fire safety, and to fill in the online form so that you can apply for your safety check.
The Safer Homes Scheme from Creighton House also offers fire safety checks to people in Hammersmith and Fulham who are over the age of 65 or have a disability.
The Fire Service website provides detailed advice on fire safety, with leaflets in English and many other languages.
Shelter provide detailed advice on fire risks and preventative measures.
The Easy Health website has gathered various easy-to-read leaflets which gives tips on how live more safely within your home, and may be of particular use to people with learning disabilities.