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Safety in the home is important especially for the elderly and the following provides links to further information and advice relating to Home Safety that is available on the Age UK National Website.


Find out how to protect yourself against doorstep scams, nuisance calls, and scams through the post.

With the help of our varied information and advice, we'll help you spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.

Gas and fire safety

It’s important that we are safe in our homes. Take steps to protect yourself from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning, and make sure your gas appliances at home are safe.

Security at home

Many of us worry about becoming the victim of a crime or scam while we’re at home. But by taking a few simple, and often inexpensive, precautions, you can minimise your risk of being targeted by burglars or scammers.

Two-thirds of burglars gain entry through a door and one third get in through a window. Fitting your doors and windows with good locks can go a long way to deterring them.