Sector resources Research archive Home safety checks: Helping to maintain people's independence July 2011 Sue Cooper Home safety checks are a practical and positive way to promote the independence of people with sight loss, according to research from Thomas Pocklington Trust. The checks were well received by participants who appreciated the friendly approach of the team. Key Facts: Home safety checks Home safety check were found to be useful, practical, and helped to maintain people’s independence. The service allowed participants to consult professionals regarding aspects of home safety. How can this research help? The research concluded that safety check filled a gap in available support for older people with sight loss. Safety checks can continue to play an important part in maintaining the independence of older people with sight loss. Links: Research Discussion Paper: Home Safety Checks – Helping to Maintain Older People’s Independence? – PDF version and Word version.