Neighbourhood Watch

Help Available for Carers

The Safe & Well discussion covers topics such as using electricity safely, kitchen safety, making an escape plan, having a bedtime routine, and specific risks such as smoking in the home, use of emollient creams, and restricted mobility.

Vikki said: “We know that more than 6.5 million people in the UK are currently providing unpaid care for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Yet many of them don’t see themselves as carers, they simply see themselves as spouses, partners, parents, children or friends. If you support someone who meets our risk criteria in any way, you are a carer and we can offer help.”

The Service aims to specifically target people who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Lives alone
Elderly – 65+
Care and support needs
Inappropriate smoking
Alcohol and medication use
Reduced mobility
Hoarding and/or mental health issues

 

If you or someone you know would benefit from a Safe & Well visit, please get in touch – you can call 0800 038 2323 free of charge, or visit www.dwfire.org.uk/safe-and-well-visits to make your request online.

There is also lots of advice for carers on the Service website, www.dwfire.org.uk/advice-for-carers