Elderly neighbours in Exmouth need your help

PUBLISHED: 06:30 01 July 2015

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People in Exmouth are being urged to help their elderly neighbours register their electrical appliances.

A recent survey said only 55 per cent of those over the age 65 have registered their ovens, fridges and washing machines, meaning there are those who are missing out.

A user-friendly website has been set up by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) so people can easily access the correct registration pages of more than 60 leading brands.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service want to raise awareness of the need for people to make sure their elderly neighbours’ appliances are registered.

Marc House, community safety prevention manager said: “We run a programme of home safety checks and particularly try to visit the older, vulnerable, residents in our communities to fit smoke alarms and give advice.

“Helping elderly parents to register their appliances is a very simple and sensible step to help keep them safe.”

Anyone who wants to register their electrical appliances can go to www.registermyappliance.org.uk


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