Assistance for Home Owners to Install Interlinked Heat and Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors
Please note: the system fitted by Care and Repair or the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (described below) will need to be in addition to the telecare system, not instead of the telecare system, as it does not connect to a call handler in an alarm receiving centre.
Care and Repair
If you are older or have disabilities you may qualify for assistance from your local Care and Repair service. Not all areas of Scotland have a Care & Repair service. Details of the local offices are available here:
To be eligible for support from Care & Repair, you must live and own your home with a Council Tax banding of A-C. You must also either be of state pension age and in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance.
Care and Repair will also provide and fit systems for older people and people with disabilities for a charge (around £250-£300).
Free Home Fire Safety visits from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)
To protect the most vulnerable, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will only fit interlinked alarms into owner-occupied homes where a person/household is assessed as “high risk” through a SFRS Home Fire Safety Visit assessment process.
If the person/ household does not meet these criteria, SFRS staff will provide safety advice, information and details of the revised legislation during the visit. Interim detection can also be supplied if the property has no detectors at present.
To request a Home Fire Safety Visit contact SFRS on 0800 0731999 or text “FIRE” to 80800
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