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Caring for those with Alzheimer’s Disease

92 year old woman burgled in Greenfield

Police are warning residents to be wary about bogus workmen after a 92-year-old woman was burgled.

It happened between 4.50pm and 5.30pm, on 4 April 2013 when the victim answered the door to two men at her house on Shaw Street, Greenfield.

They claimed they needed to check her water as they were working on [...]

Do your bit for elderly neighbours this winter

Councillor Sue Dearden, Diane Taylor and Christine Summersgill

In the final week before Christmas staff from the Local Authority’s Social Care team are now starting work to contact around 4,000 older and vulnerable residents in a huge co-ordinated ‘ring-round’. The callers are checking that people’s heating is working, for example, and that each has [...]

Dont get left out in the cold this winter

Diggle Chippy, Winter 2010 (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2011)

West Yorkshire Police are encouraging local people to get prepared for winter.

The past two winters have seen severe weather in some parts of the region, with winter 2009/10 the coldest recorded nationally since 1978/79. In West Yorkshire, this caused significant snow and ice problems leading to [...]

Pensioners targeted by burglars

Police are urging residents not to let strangers into their homes after pensioners were targeted in the Oldham area.

Evo-fit of a man police would like to talk to.

At about 6.20pm on Tuesday 11 October 2011, a man called at a house on Huddersfield Road, Diggle. He told the 65-year-old woman who [...]

Keeping warm this winter


Keeping Warm

With the hike in fuel prices we are all more and more conscious of the cost. For the elderly, in particular, a failure to keep warm seriously impacts on health more and more. Until now it has only been possible to have free loft and cavity insulation for those 70 and [...]