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Helping to keep older people safe

01 March 2017

A £10,000 donation by Tesco to support a ‘safety at home’ scheme being delivered by Age Cymru Swansea Bay has benefited 60 elderly residents


The donation, which was made by the Tesco Extra store on Nantyffin Road, was used to purchase keychains, spy holes and key safes which are fitted by Age Cymru Swansea Bay’s handyman -  enabling the service to be delivered completely free of charge. 


The service was launched in October to help keep elderly residents safe in their homes throughout the winter months by providing extra protection from cold callers and door-step scams.   


Figures show a total of 60 residents have so far accessed the service and had safety adjustments to their homes. 


Vanessa Martin, store manager at Tesco Llansmlet Extra said:


“Charities like Age Cymru Swansea Bay do an amazing job of providing additional services to those in our community who need it most. Our donation has been put to good use purchasing equipment that will hopefully offer extra security and reassurance to our elderly residents. We would like to thank Age Cymru Swansea Bay for their commitment in delivering this service."  


Nicola Russell-Brooks, Chief Executive at Age Cymru Swansea Bay added:


“We are so grateful to Tesco for this wonderful donation which is helping us protect vulnerable people in their own homes.  Our Homecare Plus service works alongside our Advice and Information team to keep people safe in their own homes and being able to offer our clients free equipment is a huge bonus. 


Using simple products like spy holes, key chains, locks on your windows and key safes can prevent people from becoming a victim of crime. Anyone in Swansea who is feeling vulnerable should contact us on 01792 648866 and we will do our best to help.”