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Wandsworth WATCH Alarm Scheme

An emergency home response service for older people and younger disabled Wandsworth residents.

Address:
Wandsworth Housing Department, 17/27 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4AE
Area serviced:
Local
Telephone:
020 8871 8198
Sector:
Statutory

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