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Home Accident Prevention Service

This record is classed under Safety at home, Support in your home, Long Term Conditions, Physical disability.

Service Provider NameHome Accident Prevention Service
ServiceFree home safety assessments for Sandwell residents
Address2Sandwell General Hospital
Address3Hallam Street
TownWest Bromwich
CountyWest Midlands
Post CodeB71 4HJ
Where do they provide service from?In people's homes
Expiry of servicesNot applicable
Telephone0121 507 2664 (option 5)
Fax0121 507 2668
EmailSandwell.icares@nhs.net
Websitehttp://No website available
Area coveredBorough of Sandwell
Who is the service for?All Sandwell residents that have a Sandwell doctor. It does not matter whether they own their own home or rent the property. The service is particularly aimed at those who may be at risk due to advancing age, illness, disability or those who just feel vulnerable to accidents within the home.
Referral routeResidents can call the number above to request a free home safety check. Health professionals need to email to the address above with the person's full name, date of birth, full address including postcode, doctor's details including surgery address and any information about areas of concern.
Specific ethnic group?No
Summary of servicesThe officer will make an appointment and then carry out the assessment. After the assessment they will discuss what needs to be done with the person and their carers/family members and gain their consent to carry out any necessary work.

The type of work they can do includes the following.

Re-siting telephone points to avoid tripping over trailing cables, fixing loose carpets, fitting additional grab rails or any other things that will improve safety.
Fitting door chains and spy holes to wooden doors where appropriate to improve safety.
Carrying out carbon monoxide checks on gas fires using calibrated equipment and assisting in making the appliance safe if excess levels of CO are detected.
Referring on to the fire service if appropriate for smoke alarms to be fitted free.
Referring on to other agencies for any other help that may be needed like walking of bathing aids.

All labour is free but there may be a small charge for materials.
Time detailsThe call centre is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
RemitThey aim to improve the safety in the home and help people maintain their independence within their own home.
Chargeable service?All labour is free but there may be a small charge for materials.
Total capacity of serviceDepends on officers availability
Transport ProvidedNot applicable
CQC RegisteredRegistered (Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust)
CQC website linkhttp://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/RXK
Sandwell Approved ListNot applicable
Location
DisclaimerInclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated December 2017.

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