Safe and Well visits from Fire and Rescue Services

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Recently all Fire & Rescue services (FRS) within the East of England have opened a direct route to report any concerns, if the patient meets the criteria set by each FRS they will visit the patient to deliver a Safe and Well visit to review the patient’s property.

Bedford FRS have asked us to share their successes for Quarter 2; they delivered 21 Safe and Well visits.

During the visits 23 Smoke alarms were fitted, 1 Arson proof letter box, 6 Carbon Monoxide alarms. 1 Strobe alarm & 2 hearing impaired alarms were installed.

Bedford FRS are particularly interested in the following patients;

  • Care and support needs
  • Hoarding and Mental Health issues including dementia
  • Alcohol, drugs and medications affecting alertness
  • Reduced mobility and history of falls
  • Lives alone
  • Smokers
  • 65 Years and older.

For referral information on how to report concerns to the Local FRS please visit MiDoS (Social Care / Fire Service Referrals).

Published 4th January 2020

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