In view of the Government’s current advice around Coronavirus, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are risk assessing all requests for Safe and Well Checks and are currently only carrying out visits to those individuals in the community who are most vulnerable to fire.
This may mean that visits take longer to be arranged or that occupiers are offered advice over the telephone as an alternative, so that fire safety concerns can be discussed.
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service provide fire safety advice to everyone. A 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?
A Safe and Well Check is a FREE home safety visit that is tailored to an individual's needs.
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 include advice on the following:
- Fire safety in the home
- Falls prevention
- Winter Warmth
- Social Isolation and loneliness
- Crime prevention
How can I arrange a
Contact our Community Risk team via our on-line form or call 0800 032 1155 Option 2, for advice.