About Us


Stay Safe for Older People was founded by Emma Hammett RGN (First Aid for Life and Onlinefirstaid.com) and Carolyn Cripps OBE (Fit for Safety) in partnership with RoSPA, AGE UK and the Trading Standards Scams and Fraud team.

Stay Safe for Older People is a free information and resource website signposting older people and their family, friends and carers, to the wealth of expert advice and support under one umbrella site. The contents of this site aim to help older people stay safe, remain healthy and independent and prevent avoidable hospital admissions resulting from accidents in the home environment.

There is currently a wealth of invaluable information available in discreet locations across the web and it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Consequently, Carolyn and Emma have brought key organisations and experts together on Stay Safe for Older People to make it easier for older people and those who care for them to access resources when they need them.


Emma Hammett RGN, founder of First Aid for Life and onlinefirstaid.com,is an award-winning health and first aid educator, press spokesperson and author with over 30 years’ experience working as a nurse, family carer, home carer, first aider and hospital manager. She knows first-hand how important it is to have easy access to professional, accurate and supportive information when caring for an older person.

First Aid for Life is an Award-winning first aid training business that specialises in first aid for Carers. She and her team run group first aid courses fully compliant with the Care Certificate – throughout the UK, and scheduled courses for individuals in London. Onlinefirstaid.com has award-winning online first aid courses, including courses for older people, grandparents and for Carers (that contribute to CPD).

Emma has featured on SKY News, Channel 5 News, Victoria Derbyshire, Islam Channel and The One Show. She is also a member of the Guild of Health Writers and writes for The Mail, Huffington Post, BBC, British Journal of School Nursing, British Geriatric Society, British Journal of Family Health, Hippocratic Post and many more. For more details click here.

Emma’s award-winning book Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips is endorsed by RoSPA and AGE UK and is heralded as the ultimate guide to accident prevention and first aid in older people.

Carolyn Cripps OBE  (Fit For Safety) is an experienced trainer and consultant in home safety and accident prevention working with government initiatives on major community projects both in the UK and overseas. She has over twenty five years’ experience training both professionals as well as families at grass roots level both writing and developing the training resources and programmes.

Carolyn ran her own charity for 17 years supporting burned children and running overseas capital projects. She currently sits on the Executive Committees of the London Home and Water Safety Council and is Vice – Chair of the National Home Safety Committee.

Carolyn has also worked with RoSPA on the Government “ Safe at Home Scheme” and is a Trustee of Age UK Lambeth bringing her expertise for home injury prevention to the older population.