Older people's showcase day 4

Every day this week we will be following a different theme to promote different aspects of enjoying a happy, healthy, active and safe life in later years. 

Today we are celebrating and showcasing services in Wyre Forest which can help keep you safe at home in later years.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service provides fire safety advice to everyone.
The service offers a free Safe and Well Check for the more vulnerable such as the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility.
The visit includes a home safety check to help reduce the risk of fire in the home, including the checking and fitting of smoke alarms where required. This includes alarms suitable for those with a hearing impairment and giving advice on a fire escape plan. It will also identify any health and care needs that require signposting to local services to help ensure safety and wellbeing.

Amica24

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Formerly known as Worcestershire Telecare, amica24 can provide people with support and practical tools to help you keep safe and live independently.
The company which is part of The Community Housing Group, delivers services to more than 25,000 people across the UK as well as over 100 organisations and housing associations.
It supports people with a wide range of medical conditions and disabilities using technology and products that can help you to continue to live safely and independently.

Creating a Safer Wyre Forest!

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Wyre Forest District Council's Safer Wyre Forest team works closely with police and other partner agencies to promote greater local community safety across the district.
The team can offer practical help to keep you and your property safer. They have a number of free products, ranging from light timer switches, to property markers, from window cards to purse bells which will alert you if targeted by a pick pocket. These are free while stocks last, simply email the team.

View the Safer Wyre Forest video

Hello, my name is Hilary, I work for Safer Wyre Forest, and we work with a range of partners to tackle local community safety issues. At this time of year we are encouraging residents to light up their houses when they leave them by using a light timer.

Another simple thing you can do is property mark all of the valuables in your house so you would write your postcode and house number on the back with a special pen and then if the worst did happen and they got stolen police would check and with any luck you would get your items back.

We’ve also got a window alert alarm so if anyone bashes your window or tries to get in then it will go off and alert you.

Also at this time of year it’s a really good idea to get some purse bells on your purse, preferably not on the outside of the bag as that would jingle all the time and you will get to the stage when you won’t even hear it. But they’re on your purse and someone goes to put their hand in to take them out and a warning jingle, which will be enough hopefully, for the criminal to drop your purse and go elsewhere.

If you’d like any of these products please drop us an email at this email address saferwyreforest@wyreforestdc.gov.uk and we’ll arrange to get them out to you.

We also have this card for you to display in your window to discourage uninvited callers.

These products are free, while stocks last, so don’t delay.

Thank you.

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Inclusion in this online showcase does not imply any form of endorsement of the services offered by 3rd parties by Wyre Forest District Council and you should carry out your own checks to ascertain whether their services meet your requirements before engaging with any of the service providers.

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