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Beat the Burglars with Free Home Improvement Scheme
10:24am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
A FREE Handyvan scheme is on offer to help people beat the burglars.
The service is available to the over 60s and involves home safety checks.
They will then install door locks, door chains and viewers and window locks free if charge.
As well as fitting security devices they will also hand out free smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and new light bulbs, and can carry out fall prevention evaluations to remove trip hazards.
Mick Holland, of Southend Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership, said: “Proactively, the HandyVan scheme is helping to reduce the risk of burglary and bogus caller crime by giving people more confidence and peace of mind in the safety of their homes. If you think you would benefit from this scheme, or know a family member or friend who might, please get in touch.”
The HandyVan Scheme is funded and supported through a partnership between the charity Age UK, Essex Police and Southend Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.
For more information or to request a visit, please contact Age UK on 0845 026 1055.
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