Keeping safe at home- useful resources

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

Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC)

0121 711 5030 (main switchboard)

[email protected]

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

British Healthcare Trades Association

020 7702 2141

[email protected]

The British Healthcare Trades Association is a membership association for companies that make equipment and assistive technology for people with health conditions. 

Gas Safe Register

0800 408 5500

[email protected] 

Gas Safe Register is the 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)

0333 015 6625

[email protected] 

NICEIC is the professional body for the electrical industry.  They can put you in touch with a registered electrician in  your area. 

Neighbourhood Watch

0116 402 6111

[email protected] 

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

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

020 3141 4600 (general enquiries)

[email protected]  

Royal College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapists. They can put you in touch with a qualified occupational therapist in your area. 

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

0121 248 2000

[email protected]

ROSPA is a charity that works to reduce accidents by campaigning to change attitudes and legislation. They provide information on how to reduce accidents around the home. 

UK Fire Service

UK Fire service has information on fire safety in the home. 

Review details

Last reviewed: August 2020
Next review due: August 2023

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.

Reviewed by: Professor Dame Louise Robinson,  Regius Professor of Ageing, academic GP and Professor  of Primary Care and Ageing at Newcastle University

To give feedback on this publication, or for a list of sources, contact [email protected]

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