Safer Together Project - Providing Fire Safety Awareness
A bespoke package of resources to increase the fire safety awareness of social workers, social care workers and service users - developed using co-production to meet the needs of those working and living in the community.
The Safer Together Project evolved from collaboration with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) and Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) over a three-year period.
The Safer Together Project combines the activities at Ulster University with the work being carried out at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service to create a bespoke package of resources to increase the fire safety awareness of social workers and service users. The development of the resources has involved social workers and service users throughout to meet the needs of those working and living in the community. Thanks to funding from the Social Work Strategy this project has been brought to life in the form of educational videos, risk aide memoirs, leaflets and safety devices all aimed at assisting and supporting social workers and service users to reduce fire risk in the community.
Click here to find out more about the Safer Together Project.
This pack is part of the resources that have been designed by the Safer Together Project Team to educate and inform social workers about fire risks in the community. As well as describing what risks to look out for, the resources outline what to do if risks are observed and what support is available in the community to make service users safer in their own homes.
Click here to watch the Social Worker training video
Click here to watch the Family, friends and neighbours' video
Click here to watch the Case Study Arthur's story
Click here to watch the Case Study Michael's story
Click here to watch the Safer Together Short Video
Click here to watch the Safer Together Digital Story
Click here to access Risk Awareness Form.
Click here to access Fire Risk Identification and Management Information Booklet.