Home safety advice

Fire safety at home

We want you, your family, friends and neighbours to be safe from fire in your home, to help you do this we have a short video which will highlight the risks in your home room by room and give you some advice on how to make it safer.

If you are over 60 or have a disability which could make it more difficult to react to a fire you may be eligible for a free home fire risk check of your home.

Fire insurance

Home insurance can help you after a fire – for example, by replacing belongings that were destroyed in the blaze.

If you are on a low income and can’t afford adequate insurance, you may qualify for a Community Grant. A Community Grant helps people to live independently in the community and helps to ease exceptional family pressures.

Fire action plan

We don’t know when, or even if a fire will break out but we can take steps now to prevent injury or death. Follow these guidelines to make your own fire action plan and increase your chances in a fire.