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10:32am 23rd January 2013

Older and disabled people are getting help to keep their homes safe and secure in South Dorset.

The Dorset Home Service, is funded by the local authorities and the NHS, and provides free and practical support to vulnerable residents.

They help install things like ramps, handrails, shelves and secutiry lights at peoples properties at a reasonable cost.

Council leaders say the work is vital to allow residents to continue living independantly.

If you're over 50 or disabled, you're entitled to apply for help from the Home Service.

Robin James, Service Development Officer for Housing and Support at Dorset County Council, said:  

"Simple adaptations to a person's home, such as grab rails or adding improved steps can have a huge impact on their quality of life.

"It can be very difficult to get small repairs and improvements carried out at a reasonable cost by a reliable contractor. The Dorset Home Service operates a service that does just that. The operators are all CRB checked, are reliable and low cost.

"We also offer inspection of the works on site, information on the different ways of paying for the work, including grants from the council, home insulation grants and charitable assistance.

"We are pleased to be working in partnership with local contractors, and people can be safe in the knowledge that the help they are getting is from trusted tradesmen and advisers."

Further information is available from Dorset Direct by telephoning 01305 221000


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