Security Light Initiative

For several years now,  East Lothian Care & Repair Charitable Trust has financed the provision of outdoor security lights to enable Care & Repair East Lothian to install these for their clients.  In a rural area such as East Lothian, such a simple provision can make an enormous difference to Care & Repair clients.  These initiatives have been so successful that the Trust is once again promoting a security light initiative to assist East Lothian’s homeowners to remain safe and secure at home.  If you are aged 60 + (or 50+ if you have a disability), Care & Repair East Lothian’s Small Repairs Service will fit a free security light (as long as your home is suitable).  The labour, as always, is free – you will only be charged for any additional materials if they are required for the installation.  This offer is available to both existing and new clients.

Be Safe At Home

FREE Carbon Monoxide Detector

If you would like a Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Detector fitted free of charge please call us on 01620 828445.  You will also receive information about what action to take if the alarm sounds and what the various chirps mean.  There is another very detailed leaflet which comes with the unit.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas which has no smell, no taste and no colour.  It can be produced when any fossil fuel such as coal, wood or natural gas does not burn correctly and excess CO is produced which is poisonous.  Because you can’t see it, taste it or smell it, it is highly dangerous and in certain conditions can kill quickly and without warning.

For further information see the carbon monoxide safety page.

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