The conference programme will officially launch Humberside Fire and rescue’s Safe and Well delivery and promote an opportunity to build a long term partnership approach that will benefit the local community.
The aim of Safe and Well visits is to empower and motivate people to make positive lifestyle choices to improve their health, wellbeing and fire safety.
A brief background and overview
The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) have been working with Public Health England, NHS England, Local Government Association, Age UK and other partner agencies nationally to develop an approach in using fire services to contribute to health and wellbeing outcomes. The collective team, working on ‘Fire as a health asset’ have produced a framework for Safe and Well visits which provides a non-exhaustive consideration of areas in which Fire and Rescue Services can provide preventative services and interventions. These areas include:
- Falls and Frailty
- Mental health and learning disabilities
- Loneliness and social isolation
- Smoking and E-Cigarettes
- Prescription medicines
- Safety of under 5s
- Home security
A strategic regional collaboration group involving the Fire Service, as well as health leads, have initially set four main areas for Safe and Well visits, these being smoking cessation, falls and frailty, winter warmth/cold homes and social isolation.
Part of this conference will be the official launch offer around the four main areas, as well as considering other local areas of focus with you as their partners, which may contribute to community and partnership outcomes.
Attendance for this free event is welcomed from anyone across Humberside that has an interest in delivering positive outcomes for members of the community by providing interventions and promoting wider wellbeing.