Safe and secure assistance is targeted at elderly or vulnerable households in order to provide assistance with smaller, urgent works.
It is limited to works costing no more than £5,000. Applications are limited to a maximum of two, amounting to a maximum of £7,000 in any three year period.
Types of work provided under safe and secure assistance
Assistance is aimed at reducing the risk of harm from potential hazards in the home caused by housing defects, poor design or internal arrangement.
Hazards may include:
- Risk from fire.
- Risk from falls due to bad internal arrangement.
- Electrical hazards.
- Hazards associated with damp and mould growth.
Certain types of housing defect can create serious health and safety hazards to the occupants.
Examples of eligible works include:
- Electrical rewiring.
- Repairs to the roof.
- Replacement floors.
- Plumbing or drainage problems.