Latest Advice from Hampshire Constabulary:
Priority Services Register
This is a little known but invaluable service that all utilities companies offer, and is well worth recommending to anyone who may be vulnerable or need extra help. There are many benefits to joining the register, and each company maintains its own register.
Bills can be presented in a format easier for the customer to read such as large print, braille, or in audio, and some companies have a British Sign Language service.
The main aspect for crime prevention is that a password can be set up so that the customer knows they have a genuine caller. It is a FREE service – and easy to register, but there is a small criteria for eligibility, of which vulnerability is one of them. Contact your utility provider for more information or visit www.ofgem.gov.uk.
Hampshire Constabulary Crime Prevention Advisor,