Handy Person Scheme - falls prevention

Do you own your own home or privately rent?

The Handy Person Scheme offers a helping hand in falls prevention.

The most common places in the home to help prevent a fall are by the stairs (both internally and externally) followed by the bathroom, the living room and the bedroom.

If you are over 60, disabled or vulnerable we can carry out some minor works to the home free of charge, including:

  • Installation of Hand/Grab rails
  • Internal Bannister rails
  • External Galvanised railings
  • Installation of key safes
  • Home Safety Check
  • Hospital to Home – Home Check

More information and how to apply

For further information, please contact the Care & Repair Agency on 01483 444476.

Preventing a fall

Falls are the number one reason older people are taken to the emergency department in a hospital. Most falls don’t cause serious injury but they can leave you distressed.

For more information and falls prevention advice, visit the Age UK website

Useful links

Safe and warm grant

Disabled Facilities Grant

Careline personal alarms

Page owner: Henry Ascoli. Last updated: 19/02/2019 09:35

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