1,000 safe and well visits

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has reached the 1,000 mark for '˜Safe and Well' visits after the project was launched last summer to support the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable residents in the community.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 4th March 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:40 am
resident Norma Carver with crew commander Laura Barrow
resident Norma Carver with crew commander Laura Barrow

The visits encompass a range of areas including preventing falls in the home, monitoring alcohol use and consumption, crime reduction including fraud and scams, and staying well, warm and nourished at home.

The visit provides the fire service with enough information to support individuals and, with their consent, refer them to other authorities who can support them further.

Paul Clarke, community risk manager at the fire service, said: “Although we target our work through partner agency data sharing to reach those most vulnerable people in our communities first, it is vitally important that people make referrals to us if they think someone they know, whether it be a loved one, a neighbour or a friend, could benefit from our completely free of charge service too.”