Safe and Well visits are an important part of our prevention activity. They enable us to advise and educate on safety at home, with a particular focus on our most vulnerable residents. Scroll down to learn more.
SAFE AND WELL
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Safe and Well visits involve much more than just fitting smoke detectors. Our visits are carried out by operational firefighters, based at our 38 community fire stations, and usually take around an hour. We know there are strong links between health, well-being and lifestyle choices and the risk of fire. This is why, with the residents’ permission, we cover a range of topics with a link to fire risk, including:
- smoking, alcohol, medication and drugs
- mental health, dementia
- mobility including slips, trips and falls
- loneliness and social isolation
- healthy eating and lifestyles
- home security
- road safety
A handbook complements the visits, providing vital fire safety information, general safety and health or well-being advice. A copy is left with the household, along with information on any actions or referrals/signposting made by the visiting crew.
We prioritise and target our Safe and Well visits, with a focus on the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Staff in our Home Safety Centre carefully assess each referral and identify people who most need the service.
If you’re not eligible for a visit, we’ll send you a copy of our Safe and Well handbook, which is packed with great advice on safety in the home.
You can also download the handbook by clicking on the link below.
And don’t forget to check out our website’s safety pages.
Find out if you qualify for one of our Safe and Well visits:
Complete our request form, and we’ll be in touch!
Or you can call our team for free on 0800 389 5525
If you need an alarm for the hearing impaired, or have any special requirements such as British Sign Language, please use the request form link above and you can tell us on there. Our specialist team will then contact you.