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Olive Branch

Olive Branch training helps volunteers and care workers to spot fire hazards in vulnerable resident's homes and ensure they know how best to help mitigate them.

The training, adapted from best practice in Staffordshire, is aimed at organisations that have direct contact with vulnerable people, including voluntary sector, charities, and care workers.

Our staff deliver Olive Branch training sessions to equip carers with the knowledge to identify hazards and refer any concerns and the resident’s details directly to the fire service. Then our staff can provide a Safe and Well visit to help reduce the fire risk in the property.

By receiving Olive Branch referrals, we can get to reach those residents that are most vulnerable and help them keep safe and well in their homes.

The British Red Cross, MIND, Alzheimer’s Society and commercial care providers engage in the scheme.

If you know or work for an organisation that you think can take part, please email firefire@cambsfire.gov.uk or 0800 917 9994 quoting Olive Branch training.

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