Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service can now go into a patient’s home and undertake a safe and well check as part of a new project that is being piloted.
During the home visit they will work with residents to ensure that households are as safe as possible from the dangers of fire and also install smoke alarms. Staff can also focus on a number of other topics. Actions will include risk assessment, observation, advice or immediate intervention, e.g. removing trip hazards, and referring to specialist help where required.
Fire Service staff have received training and have been working with local services to help their understanding of the services available. To refer anyone over 65 who you think may benefit from a home safety check, please ring: 0800 1804140 or use the online request form.
Further information can be found on the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service website.