£2,000 allocated to ‘Safe and Well’ initiative


Homewise is delighted to have been awarded this grant to help residents over 65 living in Peel and Barnfield Wards of Accrington, who will benefit from a successful Council grant application from the charity.

Hyndburn Borough Council is proud to support the £5,100 Safe and Well initiative, which has received £2,000 from Peel and Barnfield councillors.

Under Homewise Services, people will be able to receive security measures that can help to provide peace of mind and enable them to live in their own homes.

These include crime prevention checks, and “ring door” bells for residents over 70 who are living alone. There are also gas fire and boiler services available, and supply of carbon monoxide detectors, whilst resources last.

Peel & Barnfield Area Committee is comprised of four councillors – Councillor June Harrison, Councillor Caroline Montague, Councillor Joyce Plummer and Councillor Paddy Short. The committee still has outstanding funds to allocate following a historic grant received from central government in recognition of deprivation issues.

Cllr Joyce Plummer, Peel Councillor and portfolio holder for resources said: 

“The committee were delighted to support this application between the four of us. Hopefully, the funding will come in very useful. You can have chains put on your door, or fit a little device on your vestibule door if you have one. Sue Sinclair (chief officer) and her staff at Homewise do an extremely good job.”

Cllr June Harrison, Homewise Advisory Group, said:

“These important home adaptations will help keep some of our most vulnerable residents safe and secure this winter, and give them one less thing to worry about as money is tight during the cost of living crisis. We were proud to approve Homewise’s application for area committee support.”

Homewise is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the homes and quality of life of older and disabled people. They provide advice, support, and assistance to more than 1,800 elderly, disabled and vulnerable people across Hyndburn. The charity also received grant assistance in 2022/23 from Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale and Ribble Valley borough councils, Lancashire County Council, and NHS.

To apply please contact Homewise Society, Unit 3 Allied House, Burnley Road, Clayton le Moors. BB5 5TW

Telephone:  01254 232248 or email info@homewisesociety.org.uk

Please note opening hours are 8.30a.m to 4p.m Monday to Friday