New ‘safe and well’ visits carried out by the West Midlands Fire Service

Vulnerable people such as the elderly are set to benefit from new ‘Safe and Well’ visits being carried out by West Midlands firefighters.

The initiative builds on the long-standing success of Home Safety Checks (HSCs), which have helped to protect thousands of people throughout the West Midlands from the risk of fire in their home.

West Midlands Connected

An improvement network, part of the West Midlands branch of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

The West Midlands Connected brings together representation of all 14 councils in the West Midlands region, as well as colleagues from Health, and regular attendance from Fire Services, academia and engagement with manufacturers and suppliers.

The main areas of focus for the network in 2015-16 have been to:

  • Improve understanding across the region of what works in terms of assistive technology in terms of prevention and also saving money.
  • Share and raise the profile of assistive technology within local authorities across the region.

Get Connected Newsletter

produced by a group of interested individuals working for housing associations and local authorities across the West Midlands and funded by the Black Country Housing Group. The newsletter provides impartial information and advice as well as testimonials about the use of assistive technology.


Websites for purchasing assistive technology direct.

Some of these websites offer a wider range of products than others and prices vary, so do shop around. Although we try to check all these sites for content, we cannot guarantee the content or links in any way. Inclusion in these listings does not imply any recommendation from the ADASS West Midlands Connected Network. No items have been tested by the ADASS West Midlands Connected Network and all information is provided without legal responsibility. Websites are listed in alphabetical order.


Falls and assistive technology project

Using technology to support people at risk of falling – what do users want? Project outputs include a Fallcheck app, a public information leaflet, good practice reports, service evaluations etc:


Dementia and assistive technology

Maximising the potential for the use of assistive technology – an information toolkit to support people with dementia, their carers and dementia services: