Safe and Well Wakefield

Introduction

Nationally Fire and rescue service now offer a Safe and Well home visit. The visit builds on former fire safety home visits by asking further questions and refer to service to help support the household. Each area is a little different depending on what the needs of the communities are. Wakefield falling within the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service area will benefit along with the rest of West Yorkshire from checks focusing on;

          • Fire Safety
          • Smoking Cessation
          • Crime
          • Social Isolation and Loneliness
          • Risk of Falling in the home
          • Affordable Heating

More Information is available from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Website at  the below link;

https://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/your-safety/home/safe-well-visits/

Wakefield Overall

Source: Public Health England

Picking the Communities

To help the Fire and Rescue Service focus where to carry out the Safe and Well Checks, the below information was collate and visualised to help target the communities most in need of the Safe and Well visits.

Source: NHS Digital, Public Health England, Police.Data, AgeUK, ONS

How it Works in Wakefield

The fire and rescue prevention teams who perform the Safe and Well Visits in Wakefield, will ask various question around the priority areas mentioned above and with the householders permission refer the individual/household to the Wakefield Live Well service. the service will support the individual/household to resolve the problem found as part of the Safe and Well visit.

More information about Live Well Wakefield is available at the below link

http://www.livewellwakefield.nhs.uk/