Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is committed to keeping people safe from fire in the home, but did you know that they also help and advise on a wider range of issues such as health, social isolation and falls in the home?

One way of doing this is by carrying out free Safe and Well visit in the home. A Safe and Well visit is a person-centred home visit carried out by firefighters and community support staff within the fire service.

A Safe and Well visit includes:

  • Identifying and offering advice about fire risks in the home. 
  • Ensuring the home has working smoke alarms.
  • Putting together an escape plan in case fire breaks out in the future.
  • Talking about the health and wellbeing of everyone in the household.
  • Directing people to services and activities that may help them.

You can request a Safe and Well visit by calling their freephone number 0800 555 815, or if you speak to your local Six Town Housing Neighbourhood Advisor they can make a referral for you.