Caring about... healthy homes Healthy homes Care Network now offers expert knowledge, advice and support to help you to achieve a warm, safe, hazard free and energy efficient home. Our new Healthy Homes service is free and offered to Blackburn with Darwen residents, who are: over 65 years old or are living with long term health conditions or have a child under the age of 5 Do you want to know more about achieving your own healthy home? We can visit you at home and help you to identify potential hazards in your home and provide advice on how to address these. Our friendly staff have “trusted assessor” accreditation and have a wealth of knowledge on local services. The home visit will cover advice and guidance on: Your general health and wellbeing The condition of your property How to stay warm at home Keeping your home secure Fire safety Your mobility around your home Your general safety Outside conditions Signposts and referrals to other services who can offer support What are trusted assessors? Care Network’s Trusted Assessors can identify safety issues and advise you about basic items and equipment that you can use to make moving around your home easier and safer e.g. chair raisers, bed raisers and rails, toilet equipment and rails, banisters and outdoor rails and household equipment We can help to identify solutions to make your home a better environment for your continued health and wellbeing. We will help you to identify free support and services wherever possible, to help you to achieve a healthy home environment. Some of the solutions that may be identified during a visit may incur costs, this will vary and is dependent on each individual visit and the needs identified for your home.