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If you would like to request a free fire safety check, please contact the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue using the following details.
Text: FREE to 87023
Phone: 0114 253 2314
Simply state that you are requesting a fire safety check and they will be able to arrange this for you. Depending on the demand that the fire service has at the time, the waiting time for these checks can vary. There is no charge made for this service at the current time and they will fit smoke alarms free of charge where required.
If you are disabled and changes are needed to your home to enable you to continue living there, then you may be entitled to a grant from your local council. The grant can be used for types of work including:
An Occupational Therapist will assess your circumstances and suggest the adaptations required. You can obtain an application form from the housing or environmental health department of your local council.
Please note it is important that you apply for the grant before you begin any work. The maximum grant amount payable in England is £30,000 and this may be paid in instalments or as a full payment when the work has been completed.
For more information about this grant, please visit the GOV UK website by following the link here.
Headway is an Association for People with Disabilities. They aim to assist and support people with disabilities within Rotherham and to encourage their active involvement in promoting the understanding of disability issues, which is done through disability awareness and equality training.
To find out more, please get in touch by using the information below.
Website: Headway Rotherham
Phone: 01709 581828
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