You may benefit from arranging a Fire Safety check. Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service is heavily involved in the prevention of accidents, particularly fires, in the home. See their webpage: www.cumbriafire.gov.uk/services/home/default.asp
You may be entitled to a grant from your local council if you are disabled and changes are needed to your home to enable you to continue living there. The grant can be used for types of work including: widening doors and installing ramps, adapting heating systems and lighting controls, and improving access to rooms and facilities. An Occupational Therapist will assess your circumstances and suggest the adaptations required. You can obtain an application form from the housing or environmental health department of your local council. Please note it is important that you apply for the grant BEFORE you begin any work. The maximum grant amount payable in England is £30,000 and this may be paid in installments or as a full payment when the work has been completed. More information about this grant can be found at www.gov.uk, under ‘Benefits’ > ‘Carers and disability benefits’.
For more information on Telecare services please contact your local council directly.You can find their contact details on the contact us page on this website.
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