Free panic alarms for residents at Moseley home

Helen Dixon House receives grant aid from police charity.

Free personal attack alarms will be issued to residents at supported housing scheme Helen Dixon House, thanks to money donated by two Birmingham Police Community Support Officers.

Run by housing association Midland Heart, Helen Dixon House helps females over the age of 21 to get back on their feet. The scheme work closely with Kings Heath and Moseley Police to keep its residents and the local area safe.

Team Leader at Helen Dixon House, Raelee Lindop, said: “I was over the moon when PCSO Dawn Moreton told me she had applied for funding and had been successful in securing £200 for the panic alarms. We have a great working relationship with Moseley and Kings Heath PCSOs, and they are popular with the customers too.”

PCSOs Dawn Moreton and Beverly Dickie submitted a bid for the alarms to Police Mutual Local Community Fund – Force for Good after listening to residents’ concerns. They were awarded £200 after impressing judges with the aim of their project and its focus on improving the lives of members in the community.

Dawn said: “While working closely with staff and clients at Helen Dixon House we have developed a good relationship and after putting in my bid for funding I was delighted to hear we had been awarded the funding and it had gone to a deserving cause.”

Force for Good is a national community sponsorship scheme set up by the Police Mutual Foundation to support the wellbeing of local communities.