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Fire safety for vulnerable adults

Do you care for a family member who may be vulnerable in the event of a fire? For example, due to a sight, hearing, mobility, or mental health difficulty?

A recent fatal fires report has shown that the majority of people killed by fires in Surrey had some form of disability, mobility or mental health issue which meant that they did not realise there was a fire, or weren't able to alert the fire services or escape from the building.

Help is at hand

If you, or someone else you know, cares for a relative, friend or neighbour, there are resources and services available to help keep them safe. These include free smoke alarms and alarms for people with hearing difficulties.

Residents can also request a free Safe and Well Visit. This incorporates fire safety checks and information to help them live safer and more independent lives.

Find out more

  • Book a Safe and Well visit (or call 0800 085 076)
  • Contact the Safeguarding Adults team:
    • Email: surreyfire.safeguarding@surreycc.gov.uk
    • Call 0300 200 1005
    • SMS: 07527 182 861