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

Be Safe Be Well Safe Home Visit
Provider: Be Safe Be Well
The Safe Home team visit elderly or vulnerable persons home at a prearranged time and complete a comprehensive home security questionnaire with the person; providing additional advice when needed. The home security needs of the property will be assessed and all or some of the following pieces of equipment will be provided .i.e. A Safe Home Security Pack, Secure Ring Door Chain, Oil Tank Lock, carbon monoxide detector and emergency lantern. The Safe Home project hopes to better educate vulnerable and elderly people on how to take simple steps to make themselves feel more secure in their homes. To meet the Safe Home referral criteria clients must fall into one of the following categories: Aged 80+ and living alone, Aged over 65+ who has recently been released from hospital and is living alone , An elderly or vulnerable person who is living alone with a severe long term illness, Any elderly or vulnerable person who has suffered a recent domestic burglary or attack.
Contact Tel: 02871 338125.
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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
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Good Morning Ballycastle
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: 60 Ann Street, Ballycastle
Contact Tel: 028 207 68309

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
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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

Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)
Provider: Joint committee of Department of Justice Community Safety Unit and NI Policing Board - delivered by Causeway Coast and Glens Council.
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.
Contact Tel: 028 2076 2225
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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
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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)

Page last updated:03 July 2018