Home Instead partner with Lancashire Fire Service to keep older people safe in their own home

Andrew, Dawn, Kim and Zoe
Andrew, Dawn, Kim and Zoe

This month Community Fire Officers Zoe Lewis and Andrew Smith visited Home Instead Senior Care to train Staff Co-ordinator Dawn MacKinnon and Recruitment & Training Co-Ordinator Kim Morrison on Fire Safety and how to ensure both clients and CAREGiver’s are safe from the risk of a fire. Home Instead will be working closely with the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and in partnership will train all Home Instead CAREGiver’s on Fire Awareness. We will also be working in partnership to provide a FREE Winter Home Fire Safety Check for our clients.

 The Fire Service can:

  • Provide and install FREE 10 year smoke alarms
  • Give lifesaving advice in the event of a fire in your home
  • Help to make a fire escape plan for you and your family
  • Give practical advice on identifying hazards in the home
  • Give out free winter warmer kits including blankets and flasks

Staff Co-Ordinator Dawn MacKinnon said “The safety of our Clients and CAREGiver’s is of the upmost importance to us at Home Instead. It is privilege to be working in partnership with The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Team and helping support the fantastic work they do in our local community. Elderly people are the most vulnerable group and at the highest risk of being injured in a fire, and the best way to remain safe is to prevent a fire in the first place. By training all of our staff in Fire Awareness and promoting free fire safety checks for our clients, we can help work together to help promote awareness and reduce the risk of fire across the Fylde Coast Community.”

If you would like us to arrange a free fire safety check, or would like some more information please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01253 738355.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home