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Services to help with your housing needs and your home

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Equipment and Adaptations for your home - Tameside Occupational Therapy and Manual Handling Team can provide some equipment and recommend adaptations to increase or maintain your independence.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Link to External Website in the Greater Manchester area are committed to reducing fire deaths by ensuring that every home in the county has a working smoke alarm. To make certain this happens, firefighters now carry out free Home Fire Risk Assessments Link to External Website and fit free smoke alarms.

Greater Manchester Police Link to External Website offer lots of useful information around home security Link to External Website and making your home a safe place to life. The information ranges from fitting a burglar alarms, marking your property down to internet safety.

Helping you to live independently - The Supporting People Team is responsible for making sure that services are available throughout the borough to meet your support needs.

Help with fuel costs - Social tariffs are energy deals for vulnerable customers and fuel poor customers. For current social tariffs available have a look at National Housing Federation Link to External Website. Also Age UK Link to External Website produces a Help With Heating Factsheet Link to External Website Adobe PDF Document that is aimed at people aged 60 and over, it also provides advice and information to older people on the help that is available to assist with heating costs and other fuel problems.

Housing Advice Surgery - This is organised by Citizens Advice Bureau Link to External Website and appointments are necessary.

Housing Services - Information about various housing services such as renting a home in Tameside, homelessness, Private Sector Housing, Affordable Housing and the Supporting People Team.

Image of Smoke DetectorInformation and advice about housing issues is available from Tameside Housing Options Centre Link to External Website, one of their main aims is to prevent you becoming homeless.

Making your home more secure - Age UK Link to External Website has a project called First Call which is for people over the age of 60.

Making your home warmer - The Energy Saving Trust Link to External Website is a non-profit organisation that provides free impartial advice tailored to suit you. Their advice can help you save money and fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from your home.

AWARM is a referral process which enables frontline staff to identify people in need and refer them to the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre Link to External Website for help in reducing their energy bills. This can range from debt advice, benefits checks, insulation and heating grants or advice on switching suppliers.

Page last updated: 10 January 2013