4,000 Landmark Home Safety Check
Since 1999 Gill White, Home Safety Co-ordinator has been visiting older people in their homes to undertake a Home Safety Check.
On 12 November Gill visited her 4,000th client and to celebrate gave Marjorie who lives in a remote rural village in the district, a bouquet of flowers as well as arranging to fit grab rails.
A Home Safety Check is a free audit of a person's home identifying risks of falling, arranging a Handyperson to fit grab rails near steps or in a bathroom for just the cost of materials and advising on other safety issues to help reduce falls which can often result in hospital admission. The service is currently funded by Warwickshire County Council, Stratford District Council and the South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Elizabeth Phillips, Chief Executive of Age UK Warwickshire sats, "Gill has provided a magnificent service for 14 years to the older residents of both Warwick and Stratford Districts. Thousands of grab rails and other aids have been supplied and fitted saving many older people from falling."
For further free information and advice please contact Age UK Warwickshire on 01926 458100