Maintaining Independence

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service work in partnership with individuals, families, communities and those providing care and services for older people to allow them to remain safe and independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

The aim is to ensure that those who need it have access to the best fire and safety advice.  Where fitted, assistive safety technology such as community alarms  and  telecare monitoring services should have smoke and heat detection included in the package.

The key message is to look after yourself or those you care for within the community particularly those living alone or suffering from ill health or disability.