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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 or 0800 917 9994 quoting Olive Branch training.


Support for those with sight loss

When: 30 July & 8 October

Where: Atrium, Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton Gate, Peterborough PE3 9GZ

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.

If you do require support but are not available then please call or email the following organisations for support:


The latest news from Cambridgeshire Fire Service which includes Chimney Safety as Winter draws ever closer. 

The latest Quality Improvement Teams Newsletter with news on all the latest policies, campaigns and events. 

Quality Improvement Team newsletter January 2019

Size: 133.53 KB File format: pdf

Read the new Guidance for Provision of Community Equipment in Care Homes from the National Association of Equipment Providers.

NAEP Equipment in Care Homes

Size: 138.79 KB File format: pdf

Read the latest edition of the The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Newsletter for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

MCA DoLS Newsletter - Spring 2019

Size: 650.56 KB File format: pdf

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