RoSPA: Stay safe at home over winter

When it’s cold, slippery and wet outside, you might think there’s nowhere safer than indoors, in the warmth, with the radiator on and a cup of tea in your hands. However, while the home might be far safer than the roads when the temperature drops below zero, there are still a number of dangers in…

Peak burglary season is upon us – are you prepared?

Some of the worst days in the year for domestic break-ins and burglaries are coming up in the next few days and weeks. Is your domestic security system enough to prevent these problems from affecting you? According to Churchill Home Insurance, the number of burglary claims relating to theft on New Years’ Eve is typically…

Don’t get caught out by the counterfeiters this Christmas

Have you ordered Christmas presents off the internet this year? Hopefully, you’ll have been careful to ensure that the items you purchased are authentic – there is a huge number of dodgy and dangerous counterfeit products on the market today, and the internet makes it incredibly easy for counterfeiter to flog their merchandise to unsuspecting…

Ill Liverpool pensioner fearing pneumonia after landlord fails to repair boiler

Although landlords need to take their obligations towards their tenants seriously, these obligations are particularly important for elderly people, and acutely important when the weather is cold. Low temperatures and wintry conditions can exacerbate people’s health problems, and cold homes can prove fatal for the most vulnerable members of the community. Boiler breakdown ‘worsening Liverpool…