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Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... Here are some essential maintenance tips for home-owners. Have the chimney regularly swept If there's a chimney which services a gas or solid fuel appliance, make sure it is regularly swept and maintained. When fuels burn, carbon monoxide is a by-product of the combustion and is ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home INDEPENDENCE, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, APPLIANCES, ELDERCARE Electrical Safety First's report, "A shock to the System", found that more than a million people aged over 75 live in homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... seriously worried about her. She kept losing her keys, leaving her purse in shops, repeating herself, forgetting how to use household appliances and talking about people who had died as if they were still alive. Finally, we took her to the "memory clinic ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... for elderly and vulnerable customers. British Gas Looking after accounts. British Gas' Priority Services Register (PSR) offers "specially designed appliance controls and adaptors" for the elderly as well as "priority attention for any general enquiries". The company also operates a ...