Keep safe is the message

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A free drama and information event to promote the ‘safe and sound’ message for Angus residents will be staged at the Reid Hall on April 26.

This community event, organised in partnership by Angus Adult Protection Committee, NHS Tayside, Angus Council and Angus Care and Repair, is supported by Forfar Dramatics Society.

Angus Care and Repair received funding from the National Lottery to publicise home safety and falls. This funding and a contribution from the Angus Adult Protection Committee will enable the event to take place.

The event builds on the information in the Safe and Sound calendar which was released last year and highlights aspects of home and personal safety.

There will be two drama performances at 1.30pm and 6pm, and doors will open at 1pm and 5.30 pm respectively.

The drama performance, which consists of four scenarios relating to safety, will be acted out by older people from the Angus Gold drama group and people with learning disabilities.

A DVD of the event will be made available at a later date.

Staff and stalls from Trading Standards, Angus Gold, Angus Carers, Angus Care and Repair, Social Work and Health, Angus Falls Service, Angus Violence against Women Partnership, Angus Independent Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Scotland, SHOUT, Choose Life, and Angus Adult Protection Committee will be available before and after each performance to provide information about safety and wellbeing.

Margaret Wells Independent Chair of the Angus Adult Protection Committee will open this public event, which is free for all who want to attend.

She said: “It is very important for everyone to know how to keep safe and well. This event will highlight many of the issues we all need to be aware of, including how to deal with bogus callers, preventing falls and getting the right help when we ourselves, or someone we know, is at risk of harm.”

Ken Fenwick, Chair of Angus Care and Repair added “This is an excellent example of organisations and individuals working together for the benefit of the community and I would urge people to get tickets to support this very special event.”

Tickets are free and can be obtained by phoning the ACCESSLine on 08452 777778 or be collected at the door on the day of the event.