Building your circle of support – Feeling safe and keeping warm
Building a circle of support is a simple way of putting things in place that can make life easier, helping you worry less and live more.
Here are some ways to help you build your circle of support and feel safe and warm at home…
Safe and Well checks
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service does much more than keep us safe from fire. There are over a hundred trained Community Safety Advisors who can visit you at home. They will not only advise you on fire safety, but also on your safety and wellbeing generally.
They’ll even fit your smoke alarm for free.
They also have packs designed specially for people with dementia, to help them act quickly and remember their evacuation route in the event of a fire.
Book a visit online at www.glosfire.gov.uk/book-visit or telephone 0800 180 41 40 Keeping Warm
Warm and Well
The Warm and Well team provide free advice about saving money on your monthly energy bills. Additionally, if you don’t have central heating in your home you may be eligible to have it installed for free. Explore online www.warmandwell.co.uk or call 0800 500 3076
To find out if you are eligible for the tax-free Winter Fuel Payment, call 0345 915 1515 or visit https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment