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SAFER in their own homes thanks to education project

Published 29 June 2015

Residents in a WDH Independent Living Scheme are now more switched on about how to avoid scams thanks to a county-wide project funded by the Big Lottery.

Carrie Wilson, Community Project Officer for the Scams and Frauds Education for Residents (SAFER) Project, visited Moverley Flatts on Monday to talk to tenants about guarding against mail scams and doorstep crime.

The project, which started two years ago and will run until 2017, has been extended across West Yorkshire after its initial success resulted in extra funding.

Regular sessions are held at WDH independent living schemes and Tenant Involvement Officers and Estate Officers are among agency partners who receive training on how to educate older or vulnerable people to protect themselves against fraud.

The latest session was co-ordinated by WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Natalie Guy.

She said: “There has been a problem here recently with a rogue trader selling alarms and we are now in the process of setting up a Cold Calling Control Zone to deter unwanted visitors.”

 

 

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