Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service - Safe and Well visits

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Safe and Well visits

A Safe and Well Visit is a free service that we provide to eligible residents.

Safe and Well visits are tailored to individual needs, relating to health and wellbeing, as well as fire risk reduction. A Safe and Well visit will take place in the home and can be arranged at a convenient time.

During the visit, we will:

  • Ask a series of fire risk assessment questions.
  • Check each room of your property to identify any potential hazards.
  • Check that you have working smoke alarms on each level of your home and where appropriate, fit free ten-year smoke alarms.
  • Provide fire safety advice and show you how to test your smoke alarms.
  • Work with you to create an escape plan for you and your family.
  • Provide advice, signpost or refer you to our partner agencies that can support you with health or wellbeing needs.

We have to prioritise each Safe and Well visit request received, therefore if you do not qualify for a visit by a representative of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, you will instead be provided with up to date guidance.

To qualify for this free Safe and Well visit, the resident must answer yes to at least one of the following:

  • Aged 60 and over
  • Have limited mobility
  • Be an oxygen user
  • Have a sensory need (hearing and/ or sight)
  • Have a hoarded home
  • Confined to the bed
  • Have a learning disability
  • Be living with a mental illness
  • Have Dementia
  • Use Dialysis

We will also consider you for a free Safe and Well Visit if you answer yes to any of the following:

  • Have a drug or alcohol dependency
  • Have emollient creams applied to your skin
  • Have mental health needs
  • Are a smoker
  • Are living alone
  • Have no smoke detection or have had a previous fire
Do you have a safeguarding procedure e.g. DBS?: Yes
How often does this service/activity take place?: Other - please indicate in the description
Categories:
Learning something new
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with anxiety/depression
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Average waiting list (weeks): 4
Service access criteria: To qualify for this free Safe and Well visit, the resident must answer yes to at least one of the following: - Aged 60 and over - Have limited mobility - Be an oxygen user - Have a sensory need (hearing and/ or sight) - Have a hoarded home - Confined to the bed - Have a learning disability - Be living with a mental illness - Have Dementia - Use Dialysis

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