Living well service to visit elderly and vulnerable in Lye

LYE locals can live more securely in their homes thanks to a new service that's about to hit the streets later this month.

The living well, feeling safe service will be visiting older and more vulnerable people in their homes on June 24 and 25.

The service is made up of Dudley Council, Age UK, West Midlands Police, Victim Support and West Midlands Fire Service along with other agencies.

They will all be working in partnership with Lye Community Project who will be out and about visiting people in their homes.

They will be offering tips on practical help in home safety and security. by providing safety and security equipment plus personal alarms.

An information day will also be taking place at Lye Community Centre in Cross Walks on Wednesday June 25 from 10am until 3pm. Interpreters will also be available from Lye Community Project.

Cllr Dave Branwood, Dudley's cabinet member for adult and community services, said: "I'd encourage Lye residents to take up the offer of a free home assessment, but it's important to stress that this service is available to people across the borough."

The previous event took place in Quarry Bank and proved a huge success with 198 households receiving help through the supportive services.

Home visits from the service are available to anyone across Dudley borough by contacting 01384 817743.

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