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  Accident Prevention Scheme

How Safe Is Your Home?

Let Us Tell You!

We will assess your home
Free and help you to avoid accidents

Your home should be the safest place in the world. In fact 87% of all accidents that happen to the over 60ís occur in their own homes.

As we get older the stairs that we have climbed for years can become a hazard.

That loose carpet that we have known about and ignored for some time can suddenly be a danger.

Changing a light bulb can be a cause of a fall. Getting out of the bath can be a problem.

There are hundreds of potential dangers that we can help to eliminate.

How does it work?

Our trained volunteers will call and assess your home.
Any recommendations are passed to our Handyman.
If we cannot do the work we will refer it to the appropriate agency.
Assistance is available with benefit applications where appropriate.

Am I eligible?

Residents within the East Northants District are eligible.
Anyone over the age of 60 can apply to use the service.

How much will it cost?

The initial assessment is free.
Work carried out by our handyman is free.
We normally charge for materials.

Major repairs and renovations carried out by a third party will be quoted for.

To Apply For A Free Home Assessment

Please Contact:

SERVE
19 Church Street
Rushden
Northants
NN10 9YU

Telephone: 01933 315555

The Accident Prevention Scheme is an attempt to help older people live independently in their own homes by preventing accidents.

The Scheme is funded by:

Northamptonshire County Council
&
Nene Valley Primary Care Group

New Volunteers are always required to act as assessors and to assist with the other services that we provide. Full training will be given and we will reimburse out of pocket expenses.