Did you know that Kent Fire & Rescue Service offer a free Safe & Well visit to anyone who:

What is a Safe and Well visit?

Kent Fire & Rescue Service provide free visits to help reduce the risk of fire in your home and help you stay safe and independent.

Their home safety team or firefighters can visit at a time that suits you. A typical free visit takes around 45 minutes and includes the fitting of free smoke alarms where necessary or checks on existing ones. They can also give you helpful advice that matches your lifestyle and the type of home you live in.

They will highlight any fire risks in your home to help you understand how you can prevent a fire from happening. They can also suggest ways to make your home safer overnight and while you’re sleeping.

They can help you to make an escape plan, so in the event of a fire you can find your way out.

For more detailed information and videos go to https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/safe-and-well-visits/

How to book a FREE Safe and Well Visit

Call the Safe and Well Visit team on 0800 923 7000 during normal office hours, send them an email or apply online and they will aim to contact you within 10 working days.

Carers or concerned friends and neighbours

If you’re a carer for someone or a concerned friend or neighbour and you would like to book them in for a Safe & Well visit

Please call them on 0800 923 7000, or apply online, including your contact details as well as theirs. They will then contact you first.

An important tip from Seniors Helping Seniors.

For your personal security, when you call anyone like the Fire & Rescue Service, Police, Gas, Electricity or any organisation to arrange them visiting your house, agree a PASSWORD with them. You can then be sure whoever visits works for the organisation. Any honest organisation will be happy to agree to that and all staff should carry an Identity Badge to show you who they are.

When you open the door, keep the security chain on until you are certain the person at the door is who they say they are.

You can see photos of the Safe & Well team here https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/safe-and-well-visits/meet-the-people-who-provide-our-safe-and-well-visits/

Please make the most of this FREE Safe & Well service to help keep yourself or your loved ones safe.