PENSIONERS in Mid Cheshire are being urged to attend a special “‘one stop shop” set up by Cheshire Fire Service to keep them safe this winter.
Residents be offered a free flu jab and can receive potentially life-saving fire safety advice during a drop-in session at Northwich Memorial Hall next week.
Nurses will be on hand to provide the jabs for anyone over 65, and a comfortable sitting area with free hot drinks will be available who anyone who attends.
Firefighters will also be available to discuss how residents can make their homes safer as part of the pioneering “fire & flu” initiative.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin, said: “We have enjoyed working with the PCT and our other partners to improve the health, safety and welfare of older and vulnerable people in our community.
“The partnership is now being developed further with social services and Age Concern this year and I hope it is a partnership that will continue for the foreseeable future.”
Cheshire County councillor and chairman of Cheshire Fire Authority, Tony Hooton, added: “This initiative is an excellent partnership and I hope that residents in Mid Cheshire will take up this offer.
“I would like to commend all the staff involved for their hard work and commitment in doing all they can to improve the safety of our communities.“
The ‘one stop shop’ will take place at Northwich Memorial Hall at Chesterway, Northwich on Tuesday, December 11.