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Working together to save more lives

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service work in partnership with other agencies to target the most vulnerable people within our areas. A free Safe and Well Check can be carried out for the more vulnerable such as the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility.

What is a Safe and Well Check?

The visit includes a home safety check to help reduce the risk of fire in the home, including the checking and fitting of smoke alarms where required. This includes alarms suitable for those with a hearing impairment and giving advice on a fire escape plan.

It will also identify any health and care needs that require signposting to local services to help ensure safety and wellbeing.

A Safe and Well Check maximises the opportunity to help individuals stay safe and independent and includes advice on the following:

  • Fire safety in the home
  • Falls prevention
  • Winter Warmth
  • Social Isolation and loneliness
  • Crime prevention
  • Smoking

Who do we visit?

We offer a Safe and Well Check to the most vulnerable people in our community. The following is a list of vulnerabilities that may indicate a person is at more risk of harm from fire:

  • Over 70 years of age
  • Lives alone
  • Has a physical or learning disability
  • Has a cognitive impairment
  • Has hearing or sight impairment
  • Is known to be substance or alcohol dependent
  • Those who have had a previous fire
  • Single parents with children under 5 years of age
  • Have no working smoke alarms
  • Is a smoker and displays signs of carelessness – burn marks
  • Hoarding or high levels of clutter

If you would like to refer a client for a Safe and Well Check, please complete a referral form

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If you would like further information on the check, please contact:

Community Risk Team