Keeping safe at home Our Healthy Homes team offer a fresh pair of eyes on your home environment and have the knowledge of what's available to make moving around your home easier. It's fairly easy for clutter to build up and to simply 'make do' with those small difficulties which leaves us struggling at home. While many older people are able to manage at home, our home visits aim to make a real difference to your day to day life, as well as reducing the risk of injury. A cluttered unconsidered home can not only lead to a serious fall, but can also be emotionally distressing and depressing. A Healthy Homes Officer can come to visit you at home to carry out a free home safety check to help you to prevent accidents such as falls, burns and scalds so that you remain safe. Healthy Homes officer's are working to support people in Blackburn with Darwen and can help and advise you around creating a safe, secure and supportive home. A Healthy Homes visit can help you to reduce slips, trips, falls as well as other accidents by; identifying and removing trip hazards advising on general repairs arranging minor aids and adaptations to help you move around your home with greater ease The Healthy Homes visits are tailored to what you may want and need. General home improvements like handrails and other simple aids and adaptations will help you to live happier, safer and more independent lives and will support you to be able to carry out basic daily tasks easily and safely. If you would like to know more about slips, trips and falls at home we are offering a course, a two hour session to start to introduce to you the simple things that can be done to make your home a safer place. Find out more here.