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Company Forges Link with Age UK Northumberland To Ensure The Elderly Are Safe In Their Homes

ATV Aerial and Satellite Company has forged links with Age UK Northumberland to make sure that older people in the community have access to a safe pair of hands to deliver a safety service whilst raising much needed funds.

The team has put together a special package on internal and external security measures. The installations mean the home owner can see outside before opening doors and that family members can keep a close eye on their loved ones at home, in between regular visits from themselves and carers.

Homecare providers from Age UK Northumberland will be sharing the information with service clients as they visit them in the coming weeks of dark nights, and leaving literature for them to share with their families.

The Information and Advice line at Age UK Northumberland also have all relevant information and will be sign posting callers, so they know who to speak to and what is available.

ATV Aerial and Satellite Company is a family run business with 26 years experience. The father and son team also specialise in fitting and repairing aerials, satellite dishes, 4g antennas, broadband boosts, and TV set up/wall hanging which can make viewing TV easy for old people who are bed ridden. Grant and Blaine Smith said:

“Over the last few months we have worked for a number of families wanting security and safety for their loved older members of the family. This isn’t to replace visits, but just to ensure when they are on their own, the older people who may be ill or just live on their own, are safe.

“It made sense to extend that service and work with a charity that could also benefit!”

As an added bonus, the generous company is donating at least 10% of each CCTV installation back into the charity. Amy Whyte, Head of Charitable Services at Age UK Northumberland, said:

“This partnership with ATV Aerial and Satellite is what we are looking to build with company’s from all industries across Northumberland and the North East. Not only does it tick the Corporate Social Responsibility box, it raises finds for us and promotes the company to a wider audience. We are delighted to be working in association with Grant, Blaine and the team and look forward to helping older people feel and be safe in their homes this winter!”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Toms .

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