Chains for the elderly

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 08:34 PM


Do you have elderly relatives or do you work with the elderly in your community. 

There would appear to be a group of individuals who are going out of their way to target the elderly and will use a variety of guises to con their way into an old persons home. 

Please encourage elderly people to keep their front and back doors locked especially when answering their front door to uninvited callers and encourage them to use the chain if they have one. 

If they haven’t got a chain why not buy one for them. 

However please make sure they only put it on when answering the front door. Leaving it on all the time makes it difficult for the emergency services to gain access in an emergency and sometimes seconds can count.

No canvassers No callers stickers are available free of charge. If you would like one or a number to hand out please contact the watch office and we will get some to you.