Week of workshops will offer advice to Saffron Walden residents on how to stay safe and secure

PUBLISHED: 14:47 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:25 20 September 2018

Uttlesford District Council offices.

Uttlesford District Council offices.


Saffron Walden residents are invited to a week long free event to meet emergency services, get information from support organisations and help them understand how to stay safe, well and secure in their community.

The event is called SafeWellSecure and takes place from September 24 to September 29.

Emergency services and partner organisations will be working together across Saffron Walden to share resources and signpost residents to support services, particularly those that are more vulnerable and at risk.

As well as the police, fire and ambulance services of Essex, groups that provide support and services to the community such as county, district and town councils, health, volunteers, commissioned service providers, local and national charitable organisations make up more than 35 partners involved.

A SafeWellSecure care and housing event, hosted at Uttlesford District Council Offices, takes place on September 28 and is aimed at people who work in the care environment, or care for someone at home.

Visitors can learn about a range of topics including sensory loss, assistive technology, mental health, social isolation, adult social care, missing person protocols, fire safety and services.

Paul Pemberton, from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), said: “We have arranged this event with Uttlesford District Council for those who provide care, or are likely to in the future, either professionally or personally.

“ECFRS, along with the other organisations involved in the SafeWellSecure approach, recognise that people in care can be more at risk and often become more vulnerable.

“We all recognise the important work that carers provide, not only in registered homes and sheltered accommodation, but also in the domiciliary and family-care home environment.

“Most fire deaths are avoidable when people are informed of risks and carers are provided with tools and knowledge to understand and deal with these risks.

“We are offering some solutions to help carers make those they are caring for safe, well, secure and supported.”

For more information or to book tickets for the care and housing event visit www.eventbrite.co.uk.

For the full schedule of events throughout the week look out for local posters, visit www.facebook.com/ecfrs, email safewellsecure@essex-fire.gov.uk or ask at the Uttlesford District Council reception.

Follow the week’s events on social media by searching #SafeWellSecure.

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