Supporting families in reducing preventable home accidents through education and the provision and installation of home safety equipment.

If you need further safety advice, please visit this link for the booklet we provide when we attend referred properties.

About Safety in the Home

The aim of this service is to reduce the risk and prevent childhood accidents in the home by supplying and fitting home safety equipment into the property of eligible families.


This can include safety gates, fire guards, bathmats, cupboard locks, corner cushions and cord winders. 


We focus on the TOP 5 most common childhood accidents that occur in the home such as, slips, trips and falls, burns and scalds, poisoning, fire and strangulation. Our fitters provide families with information & advice on how to reduce these risks.


As part of this service, Fresh Futures are also working in partnership with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service to ensure every eligible family also receives a free home fire safety check, which can result in new smoke detectors being fitted.

Who can access this service?

To access this support families must live in Kirkless and have a child under 2 years old. 


Families must also be on low income or in receipt of benefits. 


Please see full list of benefits below:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Support and Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Universal Credit
  • Child In Need Plan
  • Child Protection Plan

How to access this service:

A referral is required to access this service. This can be completed by the family themselves or a professional.


You can make a referral by filling in the attached form and emailing it back to [email protected] or alternatively you can complete a telephone referral by calling Fresh Futures Health and Wellbeing Service Support team on: 01484 415465.


This service, including any equipment and installation, is completely free of charge for all referred families.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this service, please feel free to check out our FAQ page, or contact us using the below information.

Health and Wellbeing Service Support

Office tel: 01484 415465

Mobile tel: 07849398807

Email: [email protected] 


Fresh Futures, Front of House team

Tel: 01484 519988

Email: [email protected] 

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‘A huge thank you to the guys who came and fitted. It’s a big stress off my shoulders now, much appreciated. The guys were lovely. Really polite, respectful and informative’. 

Service user
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