As part of Lichfield District Community Safety Partnership, we're launching a series of videos to give local people safety advice in the run up to Christmas.
From keeping safe on a night out and being respectful of neighbours, through to mental health support and fire safety, the partnership, which includes local agencies and organisations, will be explaining their top festive safety advice through 12 videos posted Lichfield District Council’s social media channels each day between 13 and 24 December 2021.
Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership’s top tips to make your home safer
Day one: Follow our top tips to a safer Christmas.
Day two: Don’t let drink driving ruin your Christmas. If you are going out drinking, use public transport or book a taxi home. Find out more.
Day three: Christmas might not be a happy time for all and can lead to conflict. New Era supports adults and children affected by domestic abuse across Staffordshire. If you need help call 0300 303 3778.
Day four: Avoid an electrical fire by unplugging Christmas lights when you go out, checking cables aren’t damaged and that you use the right charger. Access fire safety advice.
Day five: Don’t overdo it when partying in the town at Christmas. One sure way to ruin your fun is to get drunk and get in trouble. Know your limits and have your night end with a smile not a cell. Find out more.
Day six: Lichfield Foodbank and Cannock & District Foodbank cover Lichfield District, helping people with emergency food parcels. Find out how to access help or how to donate this Christmas at www.lichfield.foodbank.org.uk and www.cannockdistrict.foodbank.org.uk.
Day seven: If you are struggling with your mental health this Christmas and have thoughts of harming yourself, please call the Access Team’s 24 hour line on 0808 196 3002.
Day eight: Be a considerate neighbour and if you’re having a Christmas party, let them know in advance, check your music isn’t too loud, and that it doesn’t go on too late. Find out about Bromford's neighbourhood coach.
Day nine: When Christmas shopping keep your valuables safe and hidden and don't leave presents on display in your car or at home. Find out more about crime prevention.
Day ten: Don’t be lonely this Christmas. Call MHA on 01543 674257 to find out about their lunch clubs in Lichfield and Burntwood.
Day twelve: If you need to speak to the police over Christmas call 101 or in an emergency always dial 999. We hope you have a safe and happy Christmas!