Last updated:
8 November 2017

Safe and Well Visit

Request a free Safe and Well Visit (formerly known as Home Safety Visit) for advice on how to make your home safer.

1 Overview

A Safe and Well Visit is a free service carried out by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. It involves a pre-arranged visit to your home to offer advice on how to make it safer and, where appropriate, fit smoke alarms or other specialist fire detection equipment free of charge.

Visits are tailored to the specific needs of the household - they normally last between 30-45 minutes. The fire service personnel who visit always carry identification.

2 Eligibility

We offer visits to individuals and groups within our communities most in need. You may be eligible if you:

  • are aged 65 or over
  • are a lone adult/lone parent with young children
  • are a high-rise resident
  • have a permanent disability
  • have permanent mobility difficulties
  • have a Careline/Lifeline
  • cannot hear a standard smoke alarm and live alone.

3 Request a visit

If you're concerned that your home may be at risk of fire, or you know someone who you think needs our help, you can request a Safe and Well Visit.

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