Beat the burglars with help from the HandyVan scheme
25th January 2013
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The Age UK HandyVan is a unique home security service where trained HandyVan fitters visit the homes of the over 60s. They carry out home safety checks and install equipment such as door locks, door chains and viewers and window locks.

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.

Alternatively, email

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