Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017 we have been working closely with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) to reassure customers living in blocks of flats about fire safety.
Safe and well visits
As part of our fire safety campaign, the Community Safety Team for Stockport, along with Stockport firefighters, are providing free safe and well visits to customers living in blocks. If you would like to pre-book your visit, simply call freephone 0800 555 815 or visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk
These visits are provided by GMFRS as a commitment to reducing fires, fire injuries and deaths by ensuring that every home has working smoke alarms and householders have access to fire safety advice. The aim of the visits is to prevent fires and improve wellbeing for householders.
What does a safe and well visit involve?
During the visits, GMFRS ask about the health and lifestyle of the people that live in the home. This is because some things, such as smoking, drinking alcohol or living with a physical or mental health problem, need to be factored into our fire safety assessments. GMFRS can then provide the right fire safety advice for the household. In the circumstance that somebody in the home needs support to improve their wellbeing, GMFRS can offer advice, provide additional information or signpost people to other organisations that can help.
If you have any concerns about fire safety in your block, please speak to the Neighbourhoods Team on 0161 217 6016.
If you do not live in one of our blocks, you can still arrange a free safe and well visit by calling Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue on freephone 0800 555 815 or visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk