Home Safety Equipment and Education Scheme
Aims and objectives of service
This pilot service co-ordinates, supplies and installs home safety equipment to families who are referred into the service. It exists to ensure that families who have home safety equipment installed receive appropriate education regarding home safety.
The team liaises directly with families to visit and assess their property, install the home safety equipment and provide home safety education and refer onwards to the ELFS (Early Learning for Safety) programme.
Health visitors identify families that are eligible for the scheme systematically through the Healthy Child Programme at the universal assessment at nine to 12 months.
To be eligible for equipment a family must be living in a Nottingham City ward targeted for the scheme; have at least one child aged 0 - five years of age; agree to keep appointments made; agree to a Home Safety inspection/checklist to establish what safety equipment they may need; take part in a questionnaire to evaluate the service and commit to using the safety equipment appropriately and taking reasonable care of it.
Referrals are accepted from: primary care health professionals, e.g. health visitors, midwives, GPs or Practice Nurses; secondary care health professionals, e.g. Paediatricians, A&E and other hospital staff; local authority staff, e.g. Children’s Centre, family support worker, housing staff or Social Worker; Fire and Rescue service personnel; Police service personnel; East Midlands Ambulance Service; Nottingham City Homes; Tenants and Residents Associations; Voluntary organisations (e.g. Homestart); nurseries, parent and baby groups
The service will be available to all families with a child or children under five years, living within one of the identified wards in Nottingham City: Clifton South; Aspley; Bilborough; Clifton North and Bestwood.