MEMBERS of a service aimed at keeping older and vulnerable people safe and well in their homes, will be out and about in Sedgley later this month.

The Living Well, Feeling Safe service, which provides safety, security and wellbeing, is a partnership made up of Dudley Council, Age UK, West Midlands Police, Victim Support, West Midlands Fire Service and other agencies.

Staff from the service will be visiting properties in and around Wordsley between September 23 and 25, offering free home assessments as well as advice, tips and practical help on home safety and security.

Councillor Dave Branwood, Dudley cabinet member for adult social care, said: “The living well, feeling safe service is ideal for any older or vulnerable person or couple who are feeling isolated or in need of extra support at home, or for people who are simply concerned about safety or security in the home.

“I’d encourage Sedgley 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 Dudley borough, so if you know anyone who could benefit then please contact the service directly.”

A drop-in information day will also be held at The Beacon Centre, in Wolverhampton Road, from 10am until 3pm on Friday, September 25.

Representatives from a range of organisations involved in the service will be in attendance during the day.

For more information, or to request a home visit, call the service on 01384 817743.