HomeLife Carers, one of the providers part of Devon Cares, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and Devon Carers have been recognised for helping Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service by referring more than 100 people for their free Home Fire Safety visits.
A home fire safety visit usually takes approx. 30 minutes and the fire safety technician will offer specialist advice for your circumstances and sometimes be able to provide free fire safety equipment i.e. smoke alarms, hard of hearing alarms etc. which can be fitted in your home if required.
Homelife began their partnership with the Fire Service in 2015, working together offering all service users a free home safety check. The training the Fire Service has offered managers and care workers at HomeLife Carers has been extremely beneficial to services users. The partnership is an example of a great success of professionals working together and supporting people to live safely in their own homes.
Jon Worsley, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service group commander for North Devon, presented a certificate to celebrate 100 referrals to the fire service to staff from HomeLife Carers, NDHT and Devon Carers.
Jon said: “We are extremely grateful to our partners who help to refer people to keep them safe in their home. Our partner organisations work with many people who we are not always aware of, so by working together it is in everyone’s benefit.”
Find out more about free fire home safety checks on Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue’s website.