October 2018 performance
301 visits lowest monthly figure this year and 22% less that the same period last year. The figure is low due to the fact that team is carrying an unfilled vacancy, one of the team has been absent and the remaining team members have been undertaking electric blanket testing
Quarter 2 - September 2018 performance
Total for year  2230. On track likely to meet target but delivery is 16% lower than the same point last year. 
August 2018 performance
On track, likely to meet target but delivery is lower than the same point last year as the team are currently carrying a vacancy.
Quarter 1 - June 2018 performance
1059 high risk visits completed (including June figure ), on track likely  to meet target .
Visits support highly vulnerable people with a high level of fire risk, particularly those who would not hear,  would be unable to respond to a fire in their home and/or those who are unable to remove themselves to a place of safety without support.
2071 pieces of equipment have been installed, ranging from linked smoke detectors  for Telecare users, smoke detectors for those with hearing impairments, flaplocks, smoker’s blankets and furniture and clothing sprayed with flame retardant spray.
During visits 99 residents have been signposted to other agencies for support and 10 safeguarding referrals were made.  
April 2018 performance
This is on track to meet the target

February 2018 performance

During the course of visits, 300 x 10 year smoke detectors, 257 x linked smoke detectors, 22 x deaf alarms have been installed. A total of 66 vulnerable people received follow up visits post incident to check on their wellbeing and were offered additional advice. 58 people have been referred to partner agencies for support, where there were concerns about their safety or wellbeing.

There have been 108 incidents where linked smoke detectors have raised the alarm. The early warnings have meant that 3 incidents could have resulted in more serious injury or loss of life and/or property had the Fire and Rescue Service not been mobilised through telecare control centres.

Background

A Safe and Well Visit is a free service carried out by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Visits are offered to people who are aged over 65 and to those who are considered to be at a particular risk. It involves a pre-arranged home visit to offer advice on how to make it safer and,where appropriate, fit smoke alarms or other specialist fire detection equipment free of charge.

Visits combine the reduction of fire risk in the home with health and wellbeing referrals to partner agencies for extra support where appropriate, to improve health and wellbeing. Visits are tailored to the specific needs of the household - they normally last between 30-45 minutes. The fire service personnel who visit always carry identification.

To find out if you are eligible for a visit please use the following link:

To request a Self and Well Visit please use the following link

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/west-sussex-fire-rescue-service/home-fire-safety/safe-and-well-visit/#eligibility

Smoke alarms

Buying and fitting smoke alarms could help you to save your home and the lives of your family. A smoke alarm (also known as a smoke detector ) is a device that detects fire in its early stages and gives a loud audible warning. To find out more about smoke alarms, please use the following link:

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/west-sussex-fire-rescue-service/home-fire-safety/smoke-alarms/