We recently published some helpful information about Fire Alarms, within which we incorrectly named the organisation ‘Angus Care & Repair’. This should have been ‘Caledonia Care & Repair’. We apologise for this error.
The new fire regulations came into force on 1 February 2022. The law on fire alarms has changed which means that all Scottish homes need to have interlinked alarms. Interlinked means if one goes off, they all go off, giving people more time to escape and call emergency services.
If you think you might be eligible for assistance, all enquiries should be made to Caledonia Care and Repair.
But we also wanted to make you aware that the Caledonia Care & Repair Service assists disabled homeowners and private sector tenants to arrange major adaptations and provide other services which enable older and disabled people to repair, maintain or adapt their homes and promote independence. Due to service re-design, small repairs are no longer available so please do not contact them for these types of enquiries.
Caledonia Care and Repair have some funding available to help home owners with the costs of the new alarms. To be eligible for support from Care & Repair Scotland, you must live in and own your home that has a Council Tax banding of A-C. You must also either be of state pension age and in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance.
If you meet the criteria, then please contact
Alternatively, if you do not meet these criteria then you may be able to get some advice and assistance from the Scottish Fire Service. For more information see the Fire Scotland website.
We do not offer any funding to support with the installation of alarms, and all enquiries relating to this should be made direct to Caledonia Care & Repair and/or the Scottish Fire Service.