Safety at home

Cold Weather

Cold weather advice for caring

With temperatures dropping it is important to take heed of cold weather advice for caring.  We need to think about how to look after ourselves and others.  For those of us who venture out, staying safe in cold weather means allowing extra time for any journeys, driving safely and slowly, wearing appropriate warm clothing including […]

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Stay safe at home

Stay safe at home

With darker evenings upon us, stay safe at home. Thames Valley Police are reminding us all to take basic home security measures to help ensure that we stay safe at home. Tips to help you stay safe at home. Reduce the chance of your house being targeted: Invest in a timer light switch.  Vary the […]

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home fire safety

Home Fire Safety

If you or a loved one receives care at home, it is vital that you think seriously about Home Fire Safety. Most fires that involve death or serious injury take place in people’s homes. Free Home Fire Safety Checks Local fire services offer free home fire safety checks to the elderly, people with mobility issues, […]

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Telecare lifeline alarms

Telecare lifeline alarms

Telecare lifeline alarms provide a link to a control centre 24 hours a day.  Usually, the system will consist of a base unit connected to your phone line.  You can still use your phone in the normal way.  The base unit connects wirelessly to various alarms around your home.  If an alarm is raised, the […]

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key safes

Key safes – secure boxes for safe key storage

What are key safes? Key safes are small boxes that are secured to the outside of your property.  You store your keys in the safe and set a PIN number.  By giving the PIN number to people you choose they can gain access to your house without you coming to the door. Why use them? Perhaps […]

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Fraud targetting elderly people

Fraud targetting elderly people

Please read below details about the TV Providers Discount Fraud targetting elderly people.  This type of fraud is nationwide. Since the beginning of this year (2018), there have been 300 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, victims aged over 66 seem to be the most targeted. TV Providers Discount Fraud targetting […]

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Emollient Fire Risk

What is an Emollient Fire Risk?

What are emollients and what are they used for? Emollients are creams, ointments, lotions or gels and they can present an Emollient Fire Risk.  They are used to manage dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or pressure sores.  Pressure sores are a common problem for those who are relatively immobile.   Emollients are also used […]

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