Keeping Safe At Home
Keep safe – a guide to personal safety This easy-to-read booklet gives tips on keeping safe at home, personal safety while out and about, and how to deal with problems like harassment and mugging.
Be safe, be secure – your practical guide to crime prevention This booklet tells you how you can help reduce your risk of being a victim of crime. You can make yourself safer and protect your home, your family and your belongings by following some of these simple suggestions.
Keeping safe in your own home This leaflet is for people who fund their own personal care and support at home.
Home fire safety check
To see whether you qualify for a free home fire safety check and for information about how to reduce the risk of fire in your home, go to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service website.
If you are concerned about pressure ulcers, speak to your GP or district nurse. These leaflets give advice on how to prevent pressure ulcers: React to red & What happens if you don’t move around enough
This leaflet gives advice on how to recognise and protect yourself from scams: Age UK Avoiding Scams.
Buy with confidence
All the businesses on the Buy with confidence website have been approved by Trading Standards to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way.
Stay safe online
Empowering women to stay safe online is a guide by Facebook and Women's Aid
Your Guide to Care and Support
Your Guide to Care and Support. This NHS guide is for people who have care and support needs and their carers, to help plan for their future.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that you make using a special form. It allows you to choose someone that you trust to make decisions on your behalf about things such as your property and affairs or personal welfare when you no longer wish to make those decisions, or you may lack the mental capacity to make those decisions yourself.
Arranging for someone to make decisions about your finance or welfare Age UK has produced this information about what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is and how you can put these arrangements in place. It also includes information about how to revoke an existing Enduring Power of Attorney.
Choosing a care service
If you, a relative or friend need care or support at home it is important to find the right care service for you. Most care in the home is provided by care services or agencies that are registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission. Search the Care Quality Commission directory of care homes and care services you are thinking about.
Choosing a care home
If you or a relative are thinking about moving to live in a care home it is important to find the right one for you. Finding the right care home This leaflet produced by Age UK will give you some ideas about what to look for. Here are some straightforward suggestions that might help you find the right care home:
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – your rights This is a summary of your rights if the council has decided you need to stay in a care home or hospital which they have named.