There are nearly 3 million accidents at home each year where someone visits an Accident and Emergency department for treatment. In addition, there are a similar number of cases where a someone is treated by a General Practitioner as well as the millions of minor cases which are treated at home.
Every year there are over 3,000 deaths in the UK due to accidents at home.
Slips and trips and falls are some of the most common causes of injury at home. The Council's falls prevention service aims at preventing falls of elderly people at home.
The 'Survive Alive' project aimed to improve safety and awareness for school children in the Borough.
Other available are:
Fix-a-home-scheme (service to help find an approved trades person)
Electric Blanket check service (details on checking the safety of an electric blanket)
Telecare service - technology to help in the home
Please contact us using the details below.