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 email@example.com or 0800 917 9994 quoting Olive Branch training.
Support for those with sight loss
For people with sight loss there will be a stand in the atrium at Peterborough City Hospital organised by Peterborough Association for the Blind, Guide Dogs and Royal National Institute for the Blind to promote their services and support. If you are looking for support with sight loss for friends, family or yourself then please pop along to Peterborough City Hospital on the following dates in 2019 to discuss the support available to you.
The dates are as follows:
- April 23
- July 30
- October 8
If you do require support but are not available then please telephone the following organisations for support:
- Royal National Institute for the Blind
RNIB Helpline - Telephone number 0303 123 9999
- Peterborough Association for the Blind
Telephone number - 01733 344844
- The Guide Dogs Association
Telephone - 0345 1430223
Telephone or Textphone 01733 358100