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Home safety

As you grow older, you may find things around the home cause you problems that didn't exist before. There are also things around the home that can be dangerous if you don't take care.

The Government has produced a range of leaflets to help you make sure that you are safe around your home. The leaflets cover topics such as:

  • practical advice and simple steps that you can take to reduce the risk of falling on stairs
  • how to use your gas fire or other heating appliances in safety
  • how to make sure your electric blanket is safe to use

To get free copies of the leaflets, phone the Department of Trade and Industry publications orderline on 0870 1502 500. The line is open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. (A textphone service is also available for people who have difficulties with their hearing or speech on 0870 1502 100.)

Find more information on home safety on the Home Safety Network website

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