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Creating a safe home

Creating a safe home

If you are getting older, or have a health condition that restricts your mobility, by making some simple changes in your home, you can:

  • make it safer for you to move around your home and do things on your own
  • remove any hazards that could cause you to trip, slip or fall
  • do things more independently - with the help of some specialist gadgets or equipment
  • create a space that is perfect for you and your needs

If you’ve lived in your home for a long time, you might not know where to start - and it might take some trial and error to get your home just as you need it.

Think about each room you have one at a time and consider:

  • what do you do in that room, or what would you like to do?
  • is it safe and comfortable for you?
  • what are the tasks you find difficult?
  • what’s stopping you from using that room as you would like to?

You may find it easier to make a list.

Aids, equipment and adaptations

You can also take a look at our section on aids, adaptations and equipment.

Last updated 13 November 2023