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Healthy Homes and Independent Living

Research shows that one in five homes present a risk to health and wellbeing, particularly from excess cold and falls. This not only impacts on physical health but can affect mental health too.

Avoiding a fall

There are lots of things you can do to help avoid falls in the home. Visit the Age UK website link in the Related Content section for information and tips to help you stay steady on your feet.  

Damp and mould

Advice on how to prevent and treat damp and mould

Well Homes Partnership

Well Homes is a partnership between Rochford District Council, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, and Community Agents Essex. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of residents living in owner-occupied and private rented properties. Help is offered to make homes safer and reduce the risk of accidents and ill health, for example to undertake essential repairs. 

To find out more please visit the Well Homes Partnership page

Community Agents Essex

Community Agents Essex support older people and informal carers to develop independent living solutions from within their local community. A community agent will visit you at home to discuss and help with:

  • Mobility issues
  • Practical living skills
  • Social inclusion
  • Healthy living
  • Caring for someone
  • Individual resilience

To find out more please visit the Community Agents Essex website

Disabled Facilities Grants

The Government offers grants towards the cost of adapting a home to help people with a disability. Further details about Disabled Facilities Grants