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Living well, Feeling Safe event

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A service aimed at keeping vulnerable people independent, safe and well in their homes, will be out and about in the Lye area this month.

The Living Well, Feeling Safe service provides practical safety, security and wellbeing advice and help for older and vulnerable people; aiming to make sure they keep safe, secure and well at home. The service is provided by a partnership made up of Dudley Council, Age UK, West Midlands Police, Victim Support, West Midlands Fire Service and other agencies.

Staff from the service will be out and about visiting properties in and around the Lye area on 10, 11 and 12 April. Free home assessments will be on offer where advice, tips and practical help will be provided on home safety and security, as well as on keeping comfortable, independent and well in the home.

Home safety and security equipment, as well as smoke alarms can be fitted and personal alarms will be offered where relevant. Support and help with home maintenance, improvements and adaptations, home repairs, energy advice, fire and crime prevention, as well as help for unpaid carers, dementia support, and falls prevention is on offer, amongst other things.

A drop-in community information day will also be held at Christ Church, High Street, Lye, from 9.30am to 3pm on Friday 12 April. The free event includes refreshments and there is no need to pre-book.

Representatives will be in attendance from a range of organisations such as West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, Dudley Telecare Service and Dudley Home Improvement Service.

Martin Samuels, strategic director, people, Dudley Council said:

The Living Well, Feeling Safe service can make a real difference for any older or vulnerable person or couple who may be feeling isolated or in need of extra support at home, or for people who are simply concerned about their safety or security in the home.
I would encourage residents who live in and around the Lye area to take up the offer of a free home assessment, but it’s important to stress that this service is available to people across Dudley borough, so if you know anyone who could benefit then please contact the service directly.”

The living well, feeling safe service offers free home assessments and advice to all older and vulnerable people, across Dudley borough. Home visits are available on request (no referral is needed) and the service can be contacted on 01384 817743.

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