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.
  • AskSARA is our free, easy-to-use website that provides advice and guidance about equipment and solutions that can make your life easier and help you to stay safe in your own home.
  • 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.

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