Safety in the Home

Disability Living Foundation
Provider: Disability Living Foundation
Description: Disability Living Foundation (UK) provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people.
Contact Tel: 0300 999 0004
For more information see: www.dlf.org.uk/

Home Fire Safety Check
Provider: Fire Service Northern Ireland
Description: The Fire Service of NI helps support older people to live safely and independently in their own home through a free home fire safety check provided by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. The home fire safety checks are carried out by operational fire crews from their local station.
Contact Tel: 028 9260 0477
For more information see: www.nifrs.org/

Good Morning Causeway
Provider: COAST
Description: The Good morning call service seeks to establish, deliver and provide support and information to older or vulnerable people via telephone support through the following: Providing a befriending service through regular telephone contact, Assisting in maintaining the service user's independence, Providing social interaction and reduced social isolation, Encouraging and developing social supports in order to reduce loneliness and isolation.
Location: West Bann Development, 8 Killowen Court, Coleraine
Contact Tel: 028 70558005
Email: info@goodmorningcauseway.com

Home Safety Officer
Provider: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Description: The local council area has a Home Accident Prevention Officer who promotes home safety for vulnerable people over 65 and families with children under 5 years. The HAP officer can provide a home assessment, awareness raising on identified themes and information, advice and signposting. Referrals are made through District Nurses, OTs and links with older people's groups and links with the MARA Project.
Contact Tel: 028 2766 0257
Email: david.adams@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)
Provider: Joint committee of Department of Justice Community Safety Unit and NI Policing Board.
Description: The PCSP is tasked with working with and for communities to contribute to a reduction in crime, antisocial behaviour and fear of crime in local communities to reduce the negative impact on community quality of life and wellbeing. They also monitor the performance of Policing against local Policing Plans.
For more information see: www.pcsps.org/causewaycoastandglens.htm

PSNI Crime Prevention Officer
Provider: Police Service of Northern Ireland
Description: Crime Prevention Officer available to provide home security visits to older/vulnerable people who are experiencing fear of crime or who have been a victim of a burglary. The Crime Prevention Officer can make suggestions to improve the security of the home and gives advice on protection from bogus callers and other criminal activity. Community Groups and other organisations can arrange for the CPO to deliver a Talk on Crime Prevention. Judith Lavery is the PSNI CPO covering Moyle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady and Gemma Mateer covers Ballymena, Antrim and Larne.
Contact Tel: 101
For more information see: www.psni.police.uk

Telecare
Provider: Fold Telecare and the Northern Trust
Description: Fold Telecare, in partnership with the Northern Trust provide a selection of telecare sensor demonstrations to Trust staff and service users/ carers on how the sensors work and interact with each other in a home environment. Assistive technology includes bed occupancy sensors, fall detectors, property exit sensors and smoke detectors. These sensors are programmed to Fold’s 24-hour response centre and any installed sensor will trigger a call.
Contact Tel: Bronagh Mooney (Northern Trust) – 075 2589 6853 or Neil Watson (Fold Telecare) – 078 0389 7723 (to arrange a demonstration or for more information)
For more information see: www.foldtelecare.com

Page last updated:03 July 2018