People’s health status, such as their mobility, mental health and smoking habits, affects the risk of having a fire and the ability to escape from fire.
Therefore, as a trusted service in the community, all fire service staff and volunteers have an important role in signposting people to partner agencies offering help and support. This may be as part of a Home Safety Visit or during community events and interactions.
Initiatives to improve health and increase awareness of health-related issues are delivered, working with key partners, targeting those who are most vulnerable in our communities.
Collaborative work with GP surgeries
The Fire Service works with GP surgeries to deliver home safety visits to those most at risk from accidental dwelling fires.
So far 8 surgeries have come forward to be part of this innovative project, and invitations offering home safety visits have been sent to those people on the falls, frailty and Dementia registers.
This project will be expanded, so we can continue to deliver home safety visits to the most vulnerable people in our community.
For useful information relating to health, look at the following websites:
For more information contact:
Sophie Hepworth, Health Coordinator
Tel: 01323 462075
Latest Update : 01 September 2020