There are many things that can make us feel unsafe in the home, to help you get in touch with the right people a number of links have been provided to help you get started.
If you are worried about falling or have fallen in the past, you should look at ways to make you feel safer in your home. By adapting your home with grab handles in the areas you use most could help you move around your home easier. Using equipment such as a life-line pendant could ensure you get the help you need if you do get into difficulty.
To find out more about Age UK falls prevention in Hull visit the website using the link provided, alternatively telephone them on them on 01482 591 524.
We need to consider our internet safety too. How we manage our details whilst on line is very important You will have heard lots about fraudsters and scammers who want to target people who are inexperienced in using IT.
The Get safe online website has lots of information around protecting yourself while you are online.
Hull adult training and education centre also offer courses to help you manage your information on line
Alternatively telephone 01482 615 349.
Kingston care life line service
A lifeline is a piece of equipment installed in your property that can be activated by a pendant. Should you need emergency assistance simply pressing the pendant puts a call through to the Kingston Care Control Centre. The centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This service is available to both council and private tenants but please note that a telephone line connection is required. To learn more visit the webpage using the link provided,
Alternativley telephone 01482 614 300 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), text phone: 01482 300 349 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a problem or a query on a doorstep sales matter or you want to make a complaint about a trader who you think may be acting suspiciously or incorrectly, telephone us on 01482 300 300 you can also enquire about the 'no cold calling' zones.
Humberside Fire and Rescue offer a free home fire safety visit to people living in Hull.
During the home visit, Humberside Fire and Rescue can
- show you how to check your smoke alarm;
- inspect your home to help you spot any potential fire hazards and show you what to do to reduce or prevent the risk of fire;
- help you to create an escape plan for your property
To request a free home visit, contact the Humberside Fire and Rescue referral service on 01482 832 900 or 01482 832 933,
Protecting your home
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips that you may want to think about to help your protect your home.
- Make sure all your doors and windows are locked when you leave your home, when it gets dark or if you are in the garden or upstairs.
- Do not leave keys lying around.
- Install a burglary alarm that can be seen from the outside to deter unwanted attention to your home
- Install outside lighting
- Place a timer on your TV or radio when you leave your home.
- Make regular checks on your outdoor fencing, gates, sheds or garages and make sure they are secured
The Humberside police have more information around protecting your home and property.
Throughout the UK, they are lots of neighbourhood watch schemes which you can join. Neighbourhood watch schemes are where local residents get together to report crimes. They work closely with official authorities like the police to help reduce crime in their area and make it safer for everybody living there.
To find your nearest Neighbourhood Watch scheme, visit their website and type in your postcode using the link provided.
Immobilise (register your possessions)
Immobilise is free to use and can be used by members of the public to register their possessions. Once you have registered your possessions, Immobilise can help the Police to locate the owners of stolen property the police have seized.