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Find The Time campaign – grandparent check

How safe are your older relatives?

For our latest campaign we’re asking people tofind the timeto visitthe older people in their livesand go through our Grandparent Check, which asksa series of questionsincluding whether they live alone, smoke, need a walking aid and use emollient creams.

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Our statistics show that fire risk can increase with age and, if you answer yes to any of the questions above in relation to an older friend, neighbour or relative,they may be at higher risk and be eligiblefor a free home safety checkby our staff. Check today by filling out ourhome safetycheck referral form, below.

In the meantime,help make them saferby:

  • Making sure they have working smoke alarms
  • Ensuring they’ve got a proper ash tray, if they smoke
  • Getting them a working phone that stays with them all the time
  • Speaking to them about what to do in the event of a fire
  • Helping them de-clutter, particularly their exit routes

Home Safety Check referral form

The form below collects some personal information, which we will only use for the purposes described. You can find out more about how we collect and store personal information here.

If you’re filling this formfor someone else pleaseensure you enter their details on their behalf. Ensure that the contact number provided can be used to organise a visit.

Home Safety Check pre-assessment

To continue to reduce house fires, deaths and injuries we believe we need to become even more targeted in the way we deliver our safety work. To achieve this, we have changed our Home Safety Check service so that safety advice continues to be given to tall, but home visits by fire service staff are only offered for free to those most at risk of fire. Please answer some questions below to help us determine your likely risk of fire.
  • Please give a full name (no initials)
  • Please provide as full and accurate address as you can
  • This question is about who owns the property
    We would like to contact you from time to time about our latest safety campaigns or to remind you to test your smoke alarms. If you are happy for us to contact you, please select all methods that apply.
    This could include things like sight loss, dementia, memory loss or any physical or learning disability
    This could include mobility issues or drowsiness due to medication - if someone needs a walking aid then they may well have such difficulty. Cluttered walkways can also cause difficulties in escaping in the event of a fire
    This could be care received from either a family member or a care organisation. Support needs cover needing support with preparing meals and having a cluttered and untidy house
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This content was last updated on May 21st, 2019