Housing association’s new project helps tenants feel secure
- 08 Jun
Following a Community Fund grant, Yorkshire Housing’s Home Improvement Agencies are now supporting people with additional needs in North Yorkshire increase their home security.
£3,000 per area will be used to improve home security checks and fit preventative measures such as window locks and door chains. It is hoped that the scheme will support people at risk of crime or those concerned they could fall victim to burglary, reports 24dash.
North Yorkshire police commissioner Julia Mulligan introduced the Community Fund to make money available to local groups or individuals involved in community safety projects or schemes.
She said: “The Home Improvement Agency do some really valuable work and I am pleased that the funding will help so many vulnerable residents all across North Yorkshire. Sometimes the smallest of things can make the greatest of differences and to feel safe in your own home is a feeling that everyone should have.”
Home Improvement Agency manager Tony Johnson said: “It was great to meet Julia and for her to have the opportunity to talk to the team about the project. We know the scheme will benefit older or vulnerable people as fear of crime is a common amongst our customers. Often simple measures such as fitting door chains or window locks can make a big difference, they make the home more secure and put people’s minds at rest. The funding will mean we can fit measures like this free of charge, which will be of real benefit for people on low incomes.”
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