Bettertime

There's never been a better time

Home security

Personal alarms

Are you worried about :

  • falling over and being unable to get help

What you can do

Who can help?

Arrange to:
  • check for obvious tripping hazards like loose carpets or obstructions

You may be able to reduce some risks yourself, or a friend, neighbour, relative or carer might help.

You could contact a local Home Improvement Agency who assist vulnerable homeowners and private sector tenants.

They will visit and give advice about problems with the condition of the home, offer a handy person service for small jobs around the home or offer advice on making the home more energy efficient.

See the Community alarm services  - personal alarm systems that can be installed in your home to make sure that you can get help in an emergency

Telecare is a system providing a wide range of alarms and sensors

Door locks, keysafes

Are you having problems with:

  • home security and answering the door
  • getting to the door
  • fitting a door chain

What you can do

Who can help

Arrange for:
  • a keysafe to be fitted
  • a door chain to be fitted

You may be able to reduce some risks yourself, or a friend, neighbour, relative or carer might help.

The Bobby Scheme provides FREE home security and safety checks to anyone in Hampshire over the age of 60. This service is also available to those most vulnerable due to disabililty or long term illness. They can offer door/window locks, door chains, smoke alarms and much more – all supplied and fitted free of charge.

You could contact a local Home Improvement Agency who assist vulnerable homeowners and private sector tenants.

They will visit and give advice about problems with the condition of the home, offer a handy person service for small jobs around the home or offer advice on making the home more energy efficient.

The Moving around the house pages give information about answering the door.

 
padlock

Contact numbers

Telecare

  • Basingstoke & Deane, Hart &Rushmoor
    Tel: 01256 338833
  • East Hants
    Tel: 01730 403205
  • Eastleigh, Test Valley, New Forest, Havant, Fareham, Gosport
    Tel: 0800 694 0303
  • Winchester
    Tel: 01962 856488

Home Improvement agencies

  • East Hants, Fareham, Hart, Havant, and Rushmoor
    Tel: 0845 266 8757
  • New Forest, Test Valley
    Tel: 01425 482773
  • Basingstoke & Deane, Eastleigh, Gosport and Winchester
    Contact: The Housing Team, District or Borough Council (below)

Local District & Borough Councils

Handy Person service

  • Countywide
    Tel: 0800 694 0303

Gardening services

  • Shaw Trust Gardening Support Service
    Tel: 0845 604 4643
  • Trading Standards Buy With Confidence
    Tel: 0845 4040 506
  • Age Concern Hampshire
    Tel: 0800 328 7154

Other useful numbers

  • Hampshire Fire Safety visit
    Tel: 02380 626809