Information about staying safe in your home.

Fire safety

You’ll need to phone the fire brigade on 999, if there is a fire. 

You can use the Home Fire Safety Checker to carry out a thorough check of your home in only a few minutes.

GOV.UK has advice about preventing fires in the home


If you're worried about bogus callers, scammers or cold calls, you can get advice from the Age UK.

If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, you can phone Citizens Advice Sutton on  0208 405 3552  or contact Action Fraud.

You can get advice on stopping unwanted junk mail and calls from the Mailing Preference Service and the Telephone Preference Service.

Clutter and hoarding

Large amounts of clutter in the home can make your home unsafe. 

The London Fire Brigade has tips for hoarders about reducing the risk of fire.

You can find support and advice for hoarding on:

You can search for specialist counsellors and therapists on The Counselling Directory.

The Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers has information on local accredited workers who can help you 'declutter' your home.

Damp and mould 

The NHS gives advice on how to get rid of damp and mould.

Pest control

The British Pest Control Association gives information and advice on pest problems.