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
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
If you would like further information on the check, please contact:
Community Risk Team
- Tel: 0800 032 1155
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org rg.uk