Keeping safe in your home

Trading standards - buying with confidence

Advice and help for consumers is available on our trading standards pages.

Fire and Rescue Service - keeping fire safe

You can request a fire safety check for your home. Visit our fire safety pages for advice and guidance.

Keeping warm in the winter

Safety is important in all aspects of keeping yourself warm.

Take care when using electric blankets or filling hot water bottles. Never use a hot water bottle and an electric blanket together, as this is extremely dangerous and could give you an electric shock. You may be entitled to some additional financial help, especially during periods of very cold weather.

Winter fuel payment

Winter fuel payment is an annual payment to help with heating costs, made to households with someone over pension credit age.

Read more on how to keep warm and well on NHS Choices keep Warm, keep Well.

Domestic abuse support and services

Domestic abuse is sometimes referred to as domestic violence. Abuse can come in many forms. You do not have to be physically injured to be a victim.

There are specialist domestic and sexual violence services across the county provided by Women’s Aid.

Further support and information:

Interpersonal violence

Find out how to report a case of interpersonal violence.

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