Safe and Well Visits

Quarter 1 - June 2018 performance
1,059 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.
2,071 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

Safe and Well Visits

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.
Lady having a Visit
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
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:

Monthly Update

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