Safe and Well Visits
To change the way we talk to the public about living in a safe and healthy environment in the home East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are now providing ‘Safe and Well’ visits.
Safe and Well visits aim to provide a more holistic approach to community safety work associated with fire, health and other local concerns.
Our specialist practitioners will visit high risk members of the community providing essential home fire safety advice, whilst also offering advice and contact information for topics such as social isolation and health issues.
The ‘Safe and Well’ project is currently working with members of the community who;
- Are over 80
- Have not previously had a home safety visit
- Live in rural areas
- Are vulnerable to isolation.
The Service will be working with Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and Rother Voluntary Action (RVA) to deliver this initiative.
Action in Rural Sussex (AiRs)
AirS, a charity formed in 1931 aim to ensure that rural Sussex remains a ‘living and working place’ by targeting interventions to benefit people most disadvantaged by their rurality and will be providing their support in the Wealden area.
Rother Voluntary Action (RVA)
RVA will be working with the service in Rother. They are a charity whose purpose is to both support community action and the voluntary sector in Rother and to address the social and economic issues that affect our communities.
ESFRS Community Volunteers
ESFRS Community Volunteers will provide support to the Service Safe & Well Practitioners by visiting people who are considered to be at medium risk and providing them with advice and guidance to reduce the likelihood of an increase in their level of risk.
If you’d like to find out more about ‘Safe and Well’ please contact 0800 177 7069
Latest Update : 19 January 2017