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This video Safeguarding Adults - Helping People To Protect Themselves From Crime which has been produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, shows what care workers and others who are in contact with a vulnerable adult can do to help them protect themselves from crime.

This video Safeguarding Adults - Looking Out For Each Other To Prevent Abuse which has been produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, can be helpful to highlight what the local community can do to protect themselves and those they care about.

Feeling lonely or isolated? - Age UK telephone friendship

As we get older, we may find we spend more time on our own. This can sometimes feel lonely, boring or make us miss friends or family.

If you or someone you know is missing the joy of regular conversation, Age UK and our partner charity The Silver Line can help. Age UK offer free telephone friendship services so you can enjoy chatting with someone over the phone, all from the comfort of your own home. 

Whether you’d like to speak to someone every week, or just want to talk when the need strikes, we’re here to help.

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London Fire Brigade -  Home fire safety Visits

The London Fire Brigade’s Lewisham Borough Officers can visit you, a loved one, or someone you care for at home to provide personalised advice about fire safety. It's totally free, available 24/7, and they will even fit free smoke alarms during the visit if you need them.

Free home fire safety visits from London Fire Brigade | London Fire Brigade (london-fire.gov.uk)

London Fire Brigade - Fire Risk Checklist

The London Fire Brigade has created a checklist to help you identify fire risks for the people you work with or care for. 

This form has been designed for carers, support workers, housing officers and social workers, but if you care for a family member or friend you can also use it.

Home Fire Safety Risk Checklist

Metropolitan Police- Lewisham - Cash Point Safety Advice

Cash point safety

Independent Age - Advice and support for older age

Independent Age have some great advice on what can cause falls, what you can do if you do fall and where to find out further information.

Staying steady on your feet

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust offer a falls rehabilitation service which you can access via referral from your GP.

Identity Fraud

How much do you really know about identity fraud? Action Fraud has produced the infographic below which gives tips on how to keep your identity safe.

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