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Safe and Well Visits 

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS) is committed to reducing fires, fire injuries and deaths by ensuring that every home has working smoke alarms and householders have access to fire safety advice.  To help us to achieve this, we provide FREE Safe and Well visits in homes across Greater Manchester.  Safe and Well visits are delivered by GMFRS staff to prevent fires and improve wellbeing for householders. 

 

During the visits we ask about the health and lifestyle of the people that live in the home.  This is because some things, such as smoking, drinking alcohol or living with a physical or mental health problem, need to be factored into our fire safety assessments.  This helps us to provide the right fire safety advice for the household.  If we find out that somebody in the home needs support to improve their wellbeing, we can provide advice or information or link people into other organisations that can help.

 

During the winter months, we are working with the NHS to help people to stay well this winter.  During our visits, we talk to people about keeping warm at home, having a flu jab, going to the pharmacy if they start to feel unwell and looking out for friends and neighbours.  For more information about the Stay Well this Winter campaign, visit www.nhs.uk/staywell.

 

Safe and Well Referrals

 

If you live in Greater Manchester, you can book a FREE Safe and Well visit and we will arrange to come to your home at a time that is convenient for you.  The visit will include:

  • A room-by-room fire safety check
  • Identifying and making you aware of the potential fire risks in your home
  • Making sure you know what to do to reduce or prevent these risks
  • Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future
  • Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don't, we may fit a FREE ten year smoke alarm
  • Providing help and advice about health and wellbeing if needed.

 

Booking a visit couldn't be easier.  Simply call FREEPHONE 0800 555 815.

 

To find out more about Safe and Well, you can watch our short film below

 

If you are a professional, please CLICK HERE , where you will find information about referring people to GMFRS for Safe and Well visits.

 

 

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