Sight, Hearing and Mobility Difficulties

General Advice

If you or a member of your household has any difficulty in seeing, hearing or moving about the home, you will need to take extra care to deal with the risks of fire.

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Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service offer Free Home Fire Safety Checks.  You can Register for a Free Home Fire Safety Check or call free on 0800 3581 999 for more information. We will visit your home and if needed, fit a free fire alarm suited to your individual needs.

For anyone hard of hearing we have a British Sign Language video about fire safety in the home available to view. 

Your local Citizen Advice Bureau or branch of Age UK will be able to put you in touch with local voluntary groups that can also help.

Friends and family members are often a great source for help and guidance.

Make an escape plan so you know what to do if there is a fire in your home (for how to do this, view our information on Escape Plans).

If you live in sheltered accommodation or a residential home, ask your landlord or warden to explain the safety plans for the premises and make sure you know your nearest route to safety.

The organisations listed below can give you advice on fire-safety precautions around your home:

View the leaflet: Fire Safety for people with sight, hearing or mobility difficulties