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Personal Security

This page offers links to documents and other web sites that will help you to look after yourself

The Association of Dorset Neighbourhood Watches, with the assistance of Dorset Police has published a booklet 'Stay Safe'. This booklet provides advice about all sorts of security issues from in your home, to your car, to your online identity protection. This is a 'must read' for anyone whose life circumstances have changed due to the loss of a live-in partner. Click here to download this important document.  

Over 50s home fire safety checks - Free! Are you over 50 years old? If so, book your appointment with Dorset Fire and Rescue to visit you at home to advise on fire risk. A uniformed officer can fit smoke detector alarms and give advice on best practice for your personal security. Click here to find out more or call 01305 252600. Remember - the difference between escaping without injury and death could be no more than a £20 smoke alarm.

Road Safety for mature drivers - Dorset Driver Gold is designed to refresh and update driving skills for older motorists. A theory session of 2 hours costs £65 (2023 price). Click here for more information.

Get involved with your local Neighbourhood Watch. Interaction over local information is both helpful and focuses the mind on security. Click here for more information and to find your local group.