There are some simple things that you can do to keep your home safe and secure.

Be safe

  • Locate the water stopcock so you know how to turn off the water supply in the event of a burst pipe or leakStopcock Blue
  • Find out where your gas and electric meters are located and learn how to turn the power or gas supply off in an emergency
  • Find your fuse box and learn how to change the fuse or re-set the switches if you need toTorch Pink
  • Keep a torch near your electricity meter or fuse box in case of power cuts

Keep your home secure

  • Fit window locks to all your windows and especially those on the ground floorGreen Key
  • Keep your doors locked even when you are in the house or garden
  • Get to know your neighbours or even better; set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your  community
  • Report suspicious activity to the police by calling 999Telephone Yellow
  • Don’t leave valuables in public view or near windows or doors
  • Don’t let anyone into your home without checking for identification

My Home contents insurance

We insure the building you live in but not the contents of your home.

Tv BlueThat means that if you don’t have contents insurance then things like televisions, carpets and DVD players would not be replaced in the event of a burglary, fire or flood.          

If you want to protect your possessions then we work with the National Housing Federation to help our tenants and residents purchase insurance that is affordable.

Telephone PinkFor further information please visit the My Home insurance website or contact them on 0845 337 2463 or 01628 586 189.