Town’s award for OAP care

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Chesterfield Borough Council has received a special award for its Careline and warden services, the first authority in England to be given the accolade.

The council has won the European Standard Accreditation from the Telecare Services Association.

It was praised for the installation of alarms, customer service, monitoring and response to alarm calls.

Coun Tony Rogers, Lead Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, said: “It’s a well-deserved recognition for the hard-working staff providing an excellent service that looks after many of our town’s more elderly residents.”