Locking cooker valves
These help people live safely and independently in their own home while giving their family or carers peace of mind and are provided by Wales and West Utilities.
They are suitable for customers who can no longer operate their gas cooker safely, such as people living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, who may be at risk of harming themselves and their home by leaving gas ignited or forgetting to turn the hob off.
When a Locking Cooker Valve is installed, the cooker can be used under supervision, and locked in the off position when the key holder leaves the house or room. This means that you can safely remain in your own home and maintain your independence, while your family or carer will have peace of mind that you will not come to harm when they are alone.
The valve only isolates the one appliance, which means the central heating system can still heat the home.
Wales and West Utilities can install a locking cooker valve free of charge (subject to survey) in agreement with the family or carer of a priority customer. They will need to be the responsible key holder.
To refer someone who might benefit from this free service, please complete the simple form below and we will be in touch to provide you with more information.
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