Police officers have secured alarms at Bury Masonic Hall where a support group regularly meet.

Funding has been obtained from The High Sheriff’s Trust and door and window alarms and personal attack alarms have also been purchased.

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Outdoor alarms were handed out to many of the group's family members who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well.

Advice on home security was also given to the group.

The alarms aim to give peace of mind to carers when they leave their family member in another room in the house.

The group supports adult carers and meet at the hall every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12pm.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “PC Fran Harwood and PCSO Tracy Kyle visited Bury Carers Hub on Wednesday, November 22.

“PCSO Kyle obtained funding from The High Sheriff's Trust and purchased various safety devices such as door and window alarms and personal attack alarms.

“The carers hub meet every Wednesday 10.30am to 12pm at Bury Masonic Hall, for coffee and biscuits and a chat.

“This event was a great success with everyone taking something from it, whether it was an item to keep them safe or just advice on home security.

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“We handed outdoor alarms as many of the group care for family members who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

“These alarms give peace of mind to the carer while in a different part of the house knowing they can leave their loved one in a different room in the house.

“Bury Carer's Hub aim to assist all adult carers who support someone living in Bury.

“It aims to give carers access to information, advice and a range of support services.”