Safety in the home

Each year a significant number of older people aged 75 and over suffer injuries as a result of a fall. 

Falls can occur anywhere, in the home or outside and many of them can be prevented. 

Advice is available

There are guidelines, information and services available to help you. 

  • You can speak to your GP or named worker (if you have one) about what is available.
  • Our equipment for independent living service provides advice, information and solutions that could help you to maximise your independence and mobility.
  • You can also visit your nearest What Matters Hub where you can speak to social work staff and occupational therapists.

More information

Information is also available on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) website.

Social Care and Health

Emergency out of office hours: 01896 752111

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800