Keeping safe at home: Other resources

Find other useful organisations and resources to help keep safe at home while living with dementia. 

Other useful organisations

Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC)

12 The Pavillions
Cranmore Drive
Solihull B90 4SB

0121 711 5030 (main switchboard)
[email protected]
www.aphc.co.uk

A professional body that can give you the details of a qualified plumber or heating engineer in your area.

AT Dementia

0115 74 84220
www.atdementia.org.uk

Website that provides information on assistive technology for people with dementia.

British Healthcare Trades Association

Suite 4.6
The Loom
14 Gowers Walk
London E1 8PY

020 7702 2141
[email protected]
www.bhta.net

Membership association for companies that make equipment and assistive technology for people with health conditions.

College of Occupational Therapists

106–114 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB

0845 129 7699 (general enquiries)
[email protected]
www.cotss-ip.org.uk

Professional body for occupational therapists. Can put you in touch with a qualified OT in your area.

Energy Networks Association

http://www.energynetworks.org/info/faqs/who-is-my-network-operator.html

This link allows you to find your local gas distributor, who will fit a lockable cooker valve for you if requested.

Gas Safe Register

PO Box 6804
Basingstoke RG24 4NB

0800 408 5500
0800 408 0606 (textphone)
[email protected]
www.gassaferegister.co.uk

Official register of qualified and safe gas engineers.

GOV.UK (apply for a community alarm in your area)

www.gov.uk/apply-for-community-alarm

National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)

0870 013 0382
[email protected]
www.niceic.org.uk

Professional body for electrical industry. Can put you in touch with a registered electrician in your area.

Neighbourhood Watch

Wigston Police Station
Bull Head Street
Leicestershire LE18 1WX

0116 229 3118
[email protected]
www.ourwatch.org.uk

Social movement that aims to build safer communities. The website can give you details of the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

RoSPA House
28 Calthorpe Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 1RP

0121 248 2000
[email protected]
www.rospa.com

Charity that works to reduce accidents by campaigning to change attitudes and legislation. Provides information on how to reduce accidents around the home.

UK Fire Service

www.fireservice.co.uk/safety

Provides information on fire safety in the home.

More information and resources

Last reviewed: August 2016
Next review due: August 2019

This publication has been reviewed by people affected by dementia and health and social care professionals. For a full list of sources email [email protected]

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