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Worried about a neighbour or relative? Ring us for a welfare check (NCC and Notts police release)

As temperatures plummet and we all crank up the heating, Community Protection is urging Nottingham citizens to consider elderly or vulnerable neighbours and relatives who may be in need of a welfare check.

Richard Antcliff, Head of Neighbourhoods for Community Protection said:

Community Protection is there for the community, tackling relevant issues as and when they arise. In these adverse weather conditions, preserving quality of life for the vulnerable and elderly people of the local community is our priority.

If you haven't seen or heard from a vulnerable family member or neighbour for a few days, please ring the ASB helpline on 0115 915 2020, we can arrange for their local Community Protection Officer to pop round and check they are ok. Nottingham Coroner Dr Nigel Chapman last week urged the public to make sure vulnerable loved ones, friends and neighbours are being protected from hypothermia during the current cold snap and we want to ensure that those who may be isolated in their homes are not in danger.

Community Protection Officers work as part of local beat teams and have links with the emergency services and other organisations who can offer support.

Concerned citizens should ring the ASB helpline on 0115 9152020 between 8.30am and 16.30pm to arrange a welfare check. In an emergency or when life is in danger, please ring 999.

(Thursday 16 Dec 09:00:00 GMT)

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