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
Solihull B90 4SB
A professional body that can give you the details of a qualified plumber or heating engineer in your area.
0115 74 84220
Website that provides information on assistive technology for people with dementia.
British Healthcare Trades Association
14 Gowers Walk
London E1 8PY
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
Professional body for occupational therapists. Can put you in touch with a qualified OT in your area.
Energy Networks Association
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
Official register of qualified and safe gas engineers.
GOV.UK (apply for a community alarm in your area)
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)
Professional body for electrical industry. Can put you in touch with a registered electrician in your area.
Wigston Police Station
Bull Head Street
Leicestershire LE18 1WX
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
28 Calthorpe Road
Birmingham B15 1RP
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
Provides information on fire safety in the home.
More information and resources
Last reviewed: August 2016
Next review due: August 2019
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
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