Kent Fire & Rescue Service Safe and Well visit
Newington Parish Council
What happens during a Safe and Well visit?
A home safety officer will visit you at home at a time that’s convenient to you - they’ll have an ID card which states they work for Kent Fire & Rescus (KFRS). They’ll carry out simple checks around your home, such as testing smoke alarms and making sure they’re in the best place – they can install new ones if needed; all for free. If you have hearing or eyesight challenges there are special smoke alarms that flash and vibrate that can be provided too.
The officers can also identify any potential fire risks such as overloaded sockets, look at the position of candles, as well as anything that could increase the chance of slips, trips and falls - providing advice about how to enhance safety in your home.
You’ll also have chat about escape routes, and they’ll go through what the best options are for you in your home in the event of a fire.
The home safety officer is there to help make sure you’re safe, provide advice, and answer any questions you may have. The visit will take around 45 minutes, and by the end you’ll have peace of mind that your home has been given a thumbs up for fire safety.
Who can have a FREE Safe and Well home visit?
The visits are tailored to keep people living safely and independently at home across Kent and Medway, and are available to:
- People over 70-years-old.
- People with a long term health condition
- People living with Dementia
- Families with young children
- Expectant parents
How to book
Call Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s home safety team on 0800 923 7000 and book your visit today, or book on behalf of someone you know who could benefit from a home safety visit.
Kent Fire & Rescue Service
- 0800 923 7000
- 0800 923 7000
Find Newington Parish Council
Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7JJ