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Funding available to increase home security

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A pot of money is available to certain residents across the East Riding to help them minimise the fear of crime by increasing their home security.

The safe and sound scheme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, allows people who may be vulnerable, to apply for additional home security measures such as additional locks for doors and windows, door chains and window alarms.

To qualify, applicants must be aged 60 or over or disabled and be a home owner, private sector tenant or housing association tenant and the combined savings of everyone living in the household does not exceed £5,000.

The scheme is not available to anyone who is a council house tenant.

Successful applicants will be entitled to a free home security assessment and the fitting of any security measures.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "I would urge those who are eligible to apply for the safe and sound grant to do so.

"The scheme will help improve their home security, which in turn will help them feel safer in their home and community."

For more information, or to request an application for email safe.communities@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk or telephone (01482) 396380.