Safe and Well - Do you have a long-term health condition?
If you have physical or mental health conditions, including challenges with mobility, hearing or eyesight, or you need support due to drug or alcohol dependency, we can help you with safety in your home.
- Request a regular review of your medication from your pharmacist or GP – especially if you are on five or more prescriptions.
- Visit the ONE YOU websitefor useful tips on staying well and where to get support.
- Keep warm in the winter
- An uncluttered home can help reduce slip, trips and falls - Too much clutter can add to confusion. It can also present trip hazards and potential fire hazards.
- If you have oxygen aid - never use your oxygen near a naked flame. This includes all forms of smoking and e-cigarettes, gas and electric cookers.
Get more safety tips and support to help you live safely.
Following these five steps to keeping safe and well
You could also follow our simple STEPS to feel ‘Safe and Well’:
- S is for SLIPS – Are there potential tripping hazards like lose carpets or misplaced cables?
- T is for TEST – Is the smoke alarm working? Check this weekly. Do the batteries need replacing?
- E is for ELECTRICS – Can you spot any hazards like overloaded sockets?
- P is for POTS AND PANS – Does the oven or hob need a clean to reduce risk of a fire in the kitchen?
- S is for SMOKING – If you smoke, always fully stub out cigarettes.
To book a FREE Safe and Well Visit:
Call our Safe and Well Visit team on 0800 923 7000 during normal office hours or send an email or complete this form and we’ll contact you.
Our home safety officers or firefighters will visit your home at a time convenient for you, and together with you will tailor the visit to suit your needs and the type of property you live in. A typical free visit takes around 45 minutes and includes the fitting of free smoke alarms where necessary, as well as vital advice to help you stay safe and well.
Please note: our staff always carry official identification and you can contact us to check that they are a genuine employee of Kent Fire and Rescue Service.