Home-Safety Scheme

Home-Start Edinburgh West are taking part in Scotland's Home Safety Equipment Scheme. This is running in partnership with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to provide home safety information and equipment to families on low incomes. 

Families must live within our local area and be receiving benefits in order to qualify for free equipment. Items may include:    
                                                    
                                                    Safety stairgates (for children up to 24 months only) 
                                                    Fireguard
                                                    Bath mat
                                                    Window restrictors
                                                    Corner cushions
                                                    Cupboard locks
                                                    Blind cord fasteners
                                                    Door jammers

All families who use the scheme are offered an initial visit to discuss which items of home-safety equipment is required. Not all families will need every piece of equipment. During the visit, information is provided about the most common types of childhood accidents and how to prevent them. Preventative measures include how to avoid falls, burns, choking and poisoning. A home-safety resource pack that includes information leaflets, home-safety checklist and a DVD is given to the family.

All equipment is provided by RoSPA and fitted by Care and Repair Edinburgh who will contact the family to arrange a suitable time for items to be delivered and fitted. Families are also offered a free visit from the Fire Service and may be provided with smoke alarms. Once this has all been completed, the family will usually be visited again by Home-Start for a final check and evaluation.

If you would like to find out whether you can access equipment through this scheme or would like to refer a family, please contact Home-Start on 0131 3472881 or email: help@hsew.org.uk




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Family Support,
7 Jan 2014, 05:49
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