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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Wealden and Eastbourne Lifeline goes from strength to strength

July 17, 2008 4:19 PM

Stephen LloydWEL is a not-for-profit company created from a collaboration of two local authority Lifeline services - Wealden District Council Lifeline and Eastbourne Borough Council Lifeline, both established providers of high quality telecare and supported housing services for more than 20 years.

Stephen Lloyd, Lib Dem parliamentary campaigner said: "I was speaking to, Mrs Kale, a resident of Meads the other day and she was telling me just how much she had appreciated being part of the Lifeline service but that she felt there were many people who could benefit from WEL if only they knew about it. Mrs Kale is now in a residential home where they use their own internal alarm system but before she moved out of her flat, Lifeline was an important part of her daily life."

Mrs Kale added: "When I lived on my own and used Lifeline I felt safe just knowing it was there. It had a similar wrist alarm button that now use in the Residential Home. It really was very simple and I would recommend any elderly person who lives on their own to take advantage of the WEL service."

Stephen said: "All too often some elderly people can feel very vulnerable if there on their own at home. WEL means they can be sure that help is at hand should a problem arise and because WEL is supported by a range of agencies, its charges are also very low. I would certainly urge anyone in Eastbourne who feels they may want to use the service to contact WEL on 01323 644422 or by email: info@welbeing.org.uk for details.

"Using sophisticated, reliable technology users can be reassured that help is only the push of a button away."