The Bobby Scheme Offers Free Home Safety Advice

Bobby Scheme offers home safety advice

The Bobby Scheme is a free practical service providing reassurance and a sense of security to vulnerable people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight within their own home.

The scheme aims to bring peace of mind and reduce the fear of crime, particularly for elderly people and victims of burglary and domestic abuse. It is the charitable arm of the Blue Lamp Trust and is supported by Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

How does it work?

A full crime prevention and fire safety survey is carried out by one of the scheme’s trained, police-vetted fitters. They will provide both general and specific crime and fire prevention advice to improve home safety.

When appropriate, they will fit such items as locks, spy-holes, door chains and smoke alarms. This service is completely free. The Blue Lamp Trust can supply and fit police approved key safes for a small donation. The Blue Lamp Trust also gives talks at community groups to offer advice about home crime and fire prevention.

Since the Bobby Scheme started in 1998, more than 17,500 homes have been visited. In 2018, the scheme helped over 1600 vulnerable people, 175 burglary victims and 355 victims of domestic abuse.

For more information please visit: www.bluelamptrust.org.uk or contact the Bobby Scheme directly on Tel: 0300 777 0157 / e-mail: bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk

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