Is your home safe?

People are frequently moved into care prematurely, which can have a detrimental effect on not only their health and wellbeing but also on their financial resources. With a few adaptations to ensure the property remains suitable and safe, people with complex care needs can continue to live in their own homes for longer.

Our social workers conduct Property Suitability Assessments, assessing the home environment, offering you solutions to address risk and providing you with clear professional recommendations.

How we can help

The Property Suitability Assessment includes the following:

  • Identifying dangers and reducing risk.
  • Are smoke and carbon dioxide alarms fitted and working?
  • Is the property secure?
  • Is the flooring appropriate?
  • Is the lighting appropriate?
  • Is the property Dementia Friendly?
  • Is the property promoting your/their independence?
  • Is there a gas safety certificate and are you/they using the gas safely?
  • Are there any trip/fall hazards?
  • Would you benefit from any labelling or signposting?
  • Is the property safe and familiar?
  • Are the furnishings appropriate?
  • Is the bathroom appropriate?
  • Do you/they need domestic or gardening support?
  • Eating and dining – are the arrangements suitable to ensure you/they are eating properly?