Household and personal safety equipment

Residents in much of North East Lincolnshire can now request small items of personal or household safety equipment for FREE. Most of this project is delivered by VANEL and is possible thanks to funding from various sources including the PCC and ward councillors. Keep reading for details; eligibility; the catalogue and how to make a request.

Sometimes the smallest, simplest thing can make someone feel safer. For the last couple of years, there have been various projects to enable residents in parts of North East Lincolnshire to get hold of free items of safety equipment such as personal alarms; over-handle door alarms; plug-in timer switches; property marking kits; padlocks and so on. And time and time again residents receiving these items tell us how much of a difference it makes to their peace of mind. But it’s not just peace of mind – these small items can actually help minimise the risk of crimes.

VANEL has been delivering, managing, coordinating or supporting a number of projects to provide this sort of equipment to residents.

Headlines and quick links…

last updated 3rd April 2024

The Rural project funded by the PCC is now closed.

East Marsh residents still can request a few items of personal/household safety equipment left over from the `Safer Streets East Marsh programme. Please contact Karl Elliott at VANEL direct.

Sidney Sussex residents can request personal alarms or a bike locks at the moment thanks to some funding from the ward councillors. Please contact the ward councillors or Big Local North Cleethorpes.

Residents in rural wards (Wolds, Immingham, Waltham, Humberston & New Waltham, Freshney) can now request items through a “Rural Rollout” project funded through the Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
More info about this project which is run by VANEL here.
Look at the online CATALOGUE here for what is available.
Download a printable version of the catalogue
PLACE A REQUEST for yourself or someone else online here.
Information for partner organisations here.
The project has now got well underway with over 400 requests from households. Deliveries began early February. If you’re still waiting for a delivery, please be patient – we will get to you soon.

Most other questions should be answered on our FAQ’s page.

Residents in Laceby Acres part of Yarborough ward or residents in Scartho ward can also access equipment through the PCC funded programme above.

Scartho residents can also access some equipment thanks to funding from the local Ward Councillors. More information about this soon.

To check what you are able to access where you live, use our Ward by Ward guide which clarifies and explains other ways to request or collect items.

If you want to discuss any of these community equipment projects then please contact Karl Elliott at VANEL ( / 01472 515 525)