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Safer Homes Fund

Hundreds of Lambeth London Living residents are eligible for a free upgrade of their home security. This could include new door and window locks, chains or spy holes.

The improvements will be paid for by the Clapham Park Project, which has been granted nearly £100,000 from the Home Office to help secure homes across the Lambeth region.

Already, a number of local residents have made the most of this opportunity.

Ching Wah Wong, Programme Manager for the Clapham Park Project, said,

“We would urge more tenants to take advantage of the funding. Recently a resident was assessed and had her home fitted with a spy hole. Her son has special needs and she says she now feels much safer because she can see who’s knocking at her door before opening it. She also had a letter box guard fitted which means she is no longer worried about people trying to put their hands through the letterbox as it only allows letters through."

Lambeth London Living Chief Executive Cathy Deplessis said,

“We are delighted to be working together with the Clapham Park Project to make homes even more secure for our tenants. Their safety and wellbeing is extremely important to us.

Separate to this scheme, Lambeth London Living has already provided 710 homes with new door entry and closed circuit TV (CCTV) systems. Another 804 are to be installed.

We are also investing in other security projects identified by residents including estate lighting, security gates and redesigning poor estate design features to discourage anti-social behaviour.”

Lambeth London Living is encouraging any tenant who feels their property needs additional security to help reduce the risk of burglary, to call the free phone number 0800 085 2378