The project provides practical help in preventing accidents and particularly falls in older people.
We offer advice, information and services to ensure older people stay safe:
Distributing an advice booklet called "Falls: how you can avoid them". A new issue has just been published and we are looking for people having contact with older people to help in distribution.
Talks/presentations on accident prevention, crime prevention, general safety and the work of Age UK Dudley delivered to groups, luncheon clubs or organisations.
Handyman scheme whereby small aids and adaptations, for example grab rails, additional stair rails, bathing aids etc. can be arranged.
Upgrade of security, fitting of window locks, door chains, door viewers etc. arranged in areas where crime is prevalent or the occupier is particularly vulnerable.
Fitting of smoke alarms
A team of volunteers will undertake small D.I.Y jobs, for example fitting shelves, changing light bulbs, changing curtains, draft proofing doors etc. within the household where the occupant is no longer able to do them themselves or do not have anyone to assist.
All the above facilities are free of charge and not means tested in anyway, for further details please contact us.
Big Lottery Fund
Partnership working in action
This project works closely with Dudley Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Department, West Midlands Fire Service, Social Services and Community Health Nurses.
The project also works closely with Age UK Dudley's Leap over 50 Project.