Mid Ulster Home Safety Scheme helps those over 65, families with children under 5 and vulnerable adults/children avoid serious accidents within the home.
The scheme includes:
• Free Home Safety Visits
• Home Safety equipment (where criteria is met)
• Home Safety talks to groups (open to all age groups).
Have you had your FREE Home Safety Visit?
Every year, there are thousands of accidents and injuries in our homes, from burns and scalds to trips and falls. The Mid Ulster Home Safety Scheme aims to reduce the number of accidents which happen in the home by providing information and advice.
Can anyone apply for a FREE Home Safety Check?
If you are 65 or over, have a child under 5 or a vulnerable adult/child then you are eligible for a free home safety check.
If you request a home safety check, or are referred for a check by someone e.g. a health visitor, a Home Safety Officer will visit your home when it’s convenient. It’s a relaxed and informal visit, giving you an opportunity to discuss any home safety concerns you might have.
The Home Safety Officer will discuss important areas of home safety and establish what safety equipment you may need.
Can anyone apply for Home Safety Equipment?
This scheme is primarily about the provision of home safety advice however there are some pieces of home safety equipment available where the need is identified and criteria met.
Equipment is free to anyone 65 or over. If you are in a household with children under 5, equipment is only provided free of charge if you are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits.
• Income Support
• Job seeker’s allowance (income based)
• Employment and Support Allowance (formally known as incapacity benefit)
• Working Tax Credits
• Housing Benefit
• Free School Meals
Or, if your Health Visitor or Home Safety Officer confirms that you are not able to afford safety
equipment because of social or health circumstances, you may be entitled to free equipment.
What do I need to do?
If you would like to receive a home safety visit, would like further information or to arrange a Home Safety talk for a group, simply contact your local Home Safety Officer.
Call: 03000 132 132