Safety in the home

Age NI Personal Alarms
Provider: Age NI
Description: The Age NI Personal Alarm Service gives users the freedom to live independently in their own home, safe in the knowledge that if there is an accident or they have a fall, they can get help quickly. Personal alarms offer peace of mind to friends and family, knowing that if there is an emergency or if assistance is needed, they will be contacted quickly by our emergency response centre.
Contact Tel: 0808 100 4545

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 Ballymena
Provider: Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership
Description: The Good morning call service seeks to establish, deliver & provide support & 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: 18 Queen Street, Ballymena, BT422BD
Contact Tel: 028 2564 0720
Email: goodmorningballymena@hotmail.co.uk
For more information see: www.goodmorningni.org/

Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership
Provider: Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership
Description: A local inter-agency based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areasBenefits Advice with Citizens Advice Bureau, Good Morning Services with Good Morning Ballymena & Good Morning East Antrim, Handyperson Services in partnership with Bryson Energy (From September 2014), Social Activities & Luncheon Clubs and Volunteering Opportunities.
Location: 18 Queen Street, Ballymena, BT422BD
Contact Tel: 028 2565 8604
Email: info@meaap.co.uk
For more information see: http://www.meaap.co.uk/

Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership Handyperson Service
Handyperson service for those aged 60 years or over living in the Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus area. Small home repairs and free 'Safe Home Check.' Carried out by Bryson Energy. £10 per hour (maximum of 3 hours) Service does not include emergency repairs and all materials to be supplied by the customer where possible. MEAAP aims to complete job requests within 10 working days.
Contact Tel: 028 2565 8604
Email: admin@meaap.co.uk
For more information see: www.meaap.co.uk/

Policing and Community Safety Partnership Ballymena
Provider: Police Service Northern Ireland
Description: The Policing and Community Safety Partnership promotes community safety actions and links to policing
Contact Tel: 028 2563 3206
Email: Karen.moore@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

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

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
For more information see: www.foldtelecare.com

Page last updated:20 December 2016