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Fire service to launch health visits

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is preparing to launch Safe and Well Visits – an exciting new initiative to help improve the health of potentially vulnerable people.

Safe and Well Visits will begin on 1st February 2017.

These visits will build on the service’s successful Home Safety Assessmentprogramme that has helped protect thousands of people throughout Cheshire from the risk of fire in their home.

The visits will be offered to residents who are aged over 65 or who are referred to the Service by partner agencies. The visits will still
incorporate the traditional fire safety information but will also offer additional advice on slips, trips and fall prevention; bowel cancer screening as well as offering additional support to those who wish to stop smoking, taking drugs or reduce their alcohol consumption.

It is expected that over the next year the visits will be extended further to provide extra help to people who have just been discharged from hospital after a fall and to address hypertension and blood pressure concerns.

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