A care home in Halstead is inviting people to a class on how to help keep older people safe.

The Care UK team at Colne View on Dame Mary Walk are opening their doors to the public for their first "safety in older age" event.

The event will be held on December 5, between 2pm and 4pm.

Information will be on hand from Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on fire safety and protection against fraud, as well as advice on offer about a range of alarms and equipment to help older people to maintain their independence in their own homes.

Representatives from NatWest will also be attending to offer guidance on scam awareness and cold calling.

Razvan Stanbeca, home manager at Colne View, said: "Here at Colne View, we strongly believe professional knowledge, insight and shared experiences can make a real difference to the everyday lives of older people and the loved ones who may be caring for them.

"Our free advice events always prove to be popular occasions for the local community, and while this is the first time we’ve held an event on this subject, we feel that as it is very topical and relevant in today’s society."

To book your free place, please contact customer relations manager, Kim Richardson, 01787 389 337 or email Kim.Richardson2@careuk.com.