It is important for us all to feel safe and secure at home, but we may not be aware of all the dangers within our homes, or the small things we can do to help prevent accidents.
Fife Community Safety Partnership delivers the Fife Cares service throughout Fife, offering FREE home safety checks to people over 65 and child safety risk assessments to families with children under 5. Click on the online Fife Cares visit form on this page.
For example we check:
- Domestic appliances to ensure there is no damaged flexes, broken plugs or loose wires.
- Areas of danger where you could trip or fall.
- Microwave ovens for radiation leakage.
Minor repairs to cables, flexes or plugs will be done, free of charge, on the spot by the Home Safety Adviser. Each Home Safety Adviser is also trained to test smoke alarms and where appropriate will install new or replace old alarms with a ten-year smoke alarm free of charge.
Families are also offered small items of child safety equipment including blind cord shorteners and cleats, door jammers, corner cushions and multi locks.
In addition to the advice and equipment, when additional support or help is needed, the Home Safety Advisers are able to make onward referrals to the appropriate partner agencies.
The service is FREE and is available to homeowners, council tenants and private tenants across Fife.
To request a visit, call us on 03451 55 15 03 or click on the link to our request foprm in the 'Do it Online' section on this page..
Remember... Home Safety Saves Lives!
David Birrell, Project Officer
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 61 41 Contact David Birrell online
By Post: Fife Council Brunton House High Street Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 9QU