Money is still available for eligible residents across the East Riding who wish to improve their home security.
The safe and sound scheme, which is administered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, is a pot of money available to residents in order for them to install additional security measures, such as additional door and window locks, door chains and window alarms.
To qualify for a grant, applicants must be aged 60 or over or disabled and be a home owner, private tenant or housing association tenant and the combined savings of those living in the household does not exceed £5,000.
Successful applicants will be entitled to a free home security assessment and any additional security measures will also be fitted for free.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “As we approach the warmer weather, the temptation will be to leave windows and doors open which are ideal targets for opportunist thieves.
“Window locks and door chains can help keep a property secure so I would urge those who meet the criteria for a grant to apply.”
For more information, or to request an application form, email safe.communities@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk or telephone (01482) 396380.
* People living in council houses are not eligible to apply for this grant but council tenants who have concerns about home security should contact housing services on (01482) 396301 as alternative funding may been available to those deemed vulnerable.

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