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Are you sockets overloaded ?

“The Electrical Safety Council has provided this interactive socket overload calculator.

They created the calculator following concerns raised by Fire & Rescue Services about the risks associated with householders overloading their electrical sockets.  They have tested the calculator with a number of FRS and the response from them has been fantastic.  Feedback included: “It looks good and will be really useful for sharing with people – we’ve found it an incredibly hard issue to explain to people in words alone. ”


Welfare Benefits Advice

Members of the Home Repairs Support Team can give you information, advice and guidance about welfare benefits, and about making applications for benefits, to which you are entitled but not claiming.

We can visit you in your own home and even help with form-filling! Our service is confidential and discreet and may result in you gaining more money and increasing your income.

We can give you information about Community Care Grants, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Council Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.



Falls are a common but often overlooked source of injury. Slip and trip accidents account for around 50% of all reported major injuries. Over 90% of these major injuries result in broken bones. Slips and trips can also be the initial cause of a range of other accident types such as scalding or falls from height.

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