Funding helps deaf

People with hearing problems can feel a little more secure in their homes thanks to new council funding.

Derbyshire County Council will be able to use the cash to extend its scheme to prevent the homes of deaf or hearing impared people from being burgled.

Many residents with a hearing impairment often leave their doors unlocked or on the latch for visitors because they can’t hear them ringing or knocking.

This left them vulnerable to sneak-in or distraction burglaries.

The council fitted specialist door chimes with flashing lights and vibrating pagers in order to combat the problem.

A further £6,650 of funding will now be used to buy chimes for 400 more deaf or hearing impaired residents.