Home Safety

Fire Service Safe & Well checks

To book your free home fire safety visit, please call 01743 260 260 or for further advice and assistance contact the Fire Prevention Team. https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/free-home-fire-safety-visit

Warm homes

Home Improvement Agency (HIA) offers a host of services to help Telford and Wrekin homeowners and private tenants remain safe, secure, comfortable and independent in their own homes.

It can provide support with the following services:

  • Adaptations – a service to provide adaptations to homes
  • Home repairs – advice and services for maintaining homes
  • Green Deal – advice and practical measures on how to keep homes safe and secure
  • Empty properties – advice and guidance on how to bring empty property back into use or where to report an empty property.

Contact HIA on 01952 381855.

Click Energy Advice to view information about how reducing heat loss from homes and how to reduce heating and electricity bills.

Find out about eligibility for Cold Weather payments or a Winter Fuel payment by clicking the links.

Personal safety

Care Call / Lifeline

Personal Alarms give family and friends peace of mind and independence to the user.

When the button on the pendant is pressed, it connects 24 hours a day to dedicated call centre. So if there is an accident or a fall, the person can get help quickly.

The alarm works in the home or in the garden so the user can move around freely safe in the knowledge that help is at hand. The light weight alarm pendant can be worn either around the neck or as a wrist band.

There are a range of suppliers including:

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/products/independent-living/personal-alarm

http://www.watchalarms.co.uk

Personal data – LIONS message in a bottle

Message in a Bottle is a potentially life-saving scheme. It is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common place where they can easily be found in an emergency. It is a national scheme that is funded locally by the Ironbridge & Severn Gorge Lions Club. NHS Telford and Wrekin currently sponsor the scheme.

Members of the public can obtain bottles from participating health centres, GP practices and pharmacies.

For further information call Ironbridge & Severn Gorge Lions on 0845 833 9516 or visit https://telford.mylifeportal.co.uk/message_in_a_bottle.aspx

Home & Personal security

Community Policing

Composition of  Telford Safer Neighbourhood teams are as follows;

Non-emergency number: 101

Non-emergency email: contactus@westmercia.police.uk

West Mercia Victim Support

Those affected by crime should  call the local victim care team in West Mercia on 01905 726 885

Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.

Support outside of these opening hours is available through Supportline on 08 08 16 89 111 (free call) or request support via the website.

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/west-midlands/west-mercia

Safeguarding / Elderly Abuse

How to report adult abuse

If you are worried about a vulnerable person being abused or neglected by other people, please say something.

Call one of the numbers below:

  • Family Connect and Adult Safeguarding 01952 385385
  • Your local police (non emergency) 101
  • Police (in an emergency) 999

Support

The Silver Line is the only free, 24 hour, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.  The helpline number is open every day of the year:

From a landline on: 0800 4 70 80 90

From a mobile: 0300 4 70 80 90