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Raising safety awareness at Olive Mount in Liverpool

9 March 2016

Residents at a Sanctuary Housing retirement living schemes in Liverpool attended a special forum to receive advice on how to maintain security in their homes.

Sanctuary Housing organised a safety awareness event at Olive Mount

The event, organised by Sanctuary’s Olive Mount Residents Action Group, brought together local agency partners including Police Community Support Officers, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Age Concern Liverpool and Sefton at the Olive Mount Community Centre in Wavertree.

Residents received safety tips

Residents talked with partners and received tips about how to protect their homes including reminders to ensure windows and doors are locked, as well as making sure visitors to the scheme have the relevant identification. The police also provided alarms for residents to hang on the back of door handles. The morning concluded with a warming bowl of Scouse stew.

Paul Taylor, chair of Olive Mount Residents Action Group, added: “Thank you to Sanctuary Housing for supporting this event, as well as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Age Concern and the police. This successful morning raised awareness of the importance of safety in the home. With community activities such as this, we aim to make social isolation a thing of the past and to promote community safety and cohesion.”

Sanctuary housing officer Chris Smart said: “It’s great to link up with partners to raise awareness of safety measures for residents.”


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